Fruit
        Frost Forecast!

Wenatchee and
Okanogan Districts

Time Issued:  7 PM    




Date: Monday Apr. 24, 2017 


Discussion for tonight:  The upper level trough  that has been lingering around just offshore is moving inland tonight.  Clouds will be clearing although some scattered cloud areas will be around into tonight and winds will pick up,  especially in the Cascade valleys.  Minimums should hold in the upper 30s and  40s most areas but some wind protected cold spots could drop to the lower to mid 30s briefly Tuesday morning.   

Discussion for Tuesday night through Saturday night:   Another front will be coming in Tuesday night to bring more clouds and hold minimums mostly in the 40s Wednesday morning.  Then higher pressure builds over the eastern Pacific and turns upper air flow to northwesterly bringing a little colder and eventually drier air into central Washington.  While there will likely be less clouds at night, wind will continue to be a factor Thursday and probably Friday morning.  Lightest winds are expected Saturday morning.  Another front coming into British Columbia Saturday night is expected to bring cloudier skies for Sunday morning.

OKANOGAN DISTRICT

TONIGHT
Weather:  Clouds clearing but some cloud areas persisting into the night.

Minimum Temp:  Upper 30s to low 40s most areas, but near 32 possible if there is prolonged clearing in light wind cold spots.
Protection:  Probably not needed.
Ceiling or Inversion:  Weak to moderate.

5 pm Weather at Omak:  Partly cloudy.  Temperature 60.  Dew point 34.

Key Station Forecasts:

E. Oroville AWN

AF

Okanogan

SAF
Ellisforde AWN

AF

Malott

SAF

Ellisforde

SAF
Brewster Flat

SAF

Loomis Valley
AWN

AF
Brewster AWN

AF

S. Tonasket AWN

AF

Bridgeport

AF

Pogue Flat AWN

AF

Methow

AF

SAF= Slightly above freezing (33 or 34); AF= Above freezing (35 or higher)
 
WENATCHEE DISTRICT

TONIGHT
Weather:  Clearing trend this evening.  Increasing west wind especially lower Cascade valleys and Columbia River south of Wenatchee.

Minimum Temp:  Lower 30s possible upper Cascade valley cold spots with most areas in upper 30s to low 40s.
Protection:  Probably not needed.
Ceiling or Inversion:   Weak to moderate.

5 p.m. weather at Wenatchee:  Partly cloudy.  Temperature 57, dew point 35

Key Station Forecasts:

Wenatchee AWN

AF

E. Wenatchee

AF

Leavenworth

SAF

Orondo

AF

Cashmere

AF

Brays Landing AWN

AF

Stemilt

AF

Boyd AWN

AF


AF

Manson

AF

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SAF= Slightly above freezing (33 or 34); AF= Above freezing (35 or higher)  
*E. Wenatchee located at west side of landfill, bordering lower Banning orchard.


WENATCHEE AND OKANOGAN DISTRICTS --

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Weather:  Partly cloudy day clouding over with some rain by morning.
Minimum Temp:  Mostly in 40s.
Protection:  Probably not needed.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Weather:  Becoming partly cloudy in afternoon and overnight. 
Minimum Temp:  30s to low 40s with near 30 possible in light wind cold spots.
Protection:  Not needed most areas.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Weather:  Partly cloudy during the day and clear to partly cloudy overnight.
Minimum Temp:  Upper 20s and low 30s in colder areas.
Protection:  Possibly needed.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Weather:  Partly cloudy day and mostly clear with light winds overnight.
Minimum Temp:   Upper 20s in cold spots.
Protection:
  Possibly needed.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Weather:  Becoming partly to mostly cloudy overnight.
Minimum Temp:  Mid 30s to 40s.
Protection:  Probably not needed.

 EXTENDED OUTLOOK ISSUED TUESDAY AND FRIDAY

 
Thanks also to co-sponsors:
Washington Tree Fruit Association
Northcentral Washington Fieldmans Association
Yakima Pomological Club

Jim Holcomb
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