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Crop progress report 11/20: Colder temps in Washington motivated farmers to prepare for winter

From NASS There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 4 days reported the previous week. Colder than normal temperatures were reported statewide. Little to no precipitation was reported. Agricultural activity slowed as the 2022 grain corn harvest wrapped up. Western Washington was dry with freezing temperatures reported throughout the week. In central Washington, Okanogan County was ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/07: Washington experienced a strong weather system

From NASS There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 5.5 days reported the previous week. A strong weather system arrived in the Northwest late in the week bringing strong winds and some heavy rain. Temperatures fell as cooler air followed the weather system. Topsoil moisture conditions improved throughout the state. Two to three inches of rainfall ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/31: Washington’s Row Crop Harvest Made Progress in More Traditional Autumn Weather 

From NASS There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.3 days reported the previous week. A more typical autumn weather pattern continued in Washington. A series of weather fronts hit the western end of the state. The Cascade Mountains acted as a rain shadow, limiting the amount of moisture falling in much of Eastern Washington. Statewide, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/23: Washington received beneficial moisture

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.7 days reported the previous week. Temperatures continued to remain well above normal throughout most of the week. As the week ended, a more traditional late-October rainy pattern arrived in northwest Washington and spread throughout the state. Weekend precipitation was reported statewide. Wildfire smoke from fires in ... Read More »

Crop progress report: Warmer Than Normal Temperatures Continued in Washington

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 7 days reported the previous week. Statewide, average temperatures remained well above normal throughout Washington. Little to no precipitation was reported statewide. Wildfire smoke from fires in central and western Washington impacted air quality in both regions. Western Washington remained unseasonably dry. The dry fall was favorable for late planted ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/09: Great Harvest Weather Reported in Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 6.1 days reported the previous week. Statewide, average temperatures continued to remain well above normal throughout Washington. Little to no precipitation was reported. Light frost was reported in the northeastern corner of the state. Soil moisture and pasture conditions degraded some from the previous week. Wildfire smoke continued to linger ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/02: Row crop harvest, fall planting progressed normally in Washington

From NASS There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.8 days reported the previous week. Statewide average temperatures continued to remain well above normal throughout Washington. Moisture received during the previous week helped to maintain soil conditions. Wildfire smoke lingered in much of Eastern Washington. Yellow potatoes were harvested in Skagit County. Soil was quite dry, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/25:  Dry, warmer weather transitioned Washington growers to row crop harvest 

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 6.7 days reported the previous week. Statewide temperatures were above normal throughout Washington as the autumn season started with a warmer and dry weather pattern. There were some scattered showers reported in the northeast region of the state. Overall, the small grain harvest was complete. This allowed ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/18:  Grain Harvest Nearly Completed Throughout Washington 

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal throughout Washington. In central Washington, grain harvest was nearly completed. In Chelan County, spotty showers were present, with heavy precipitation in some areas. Some acres of winter wheat were replanted due to soil crusting. Wheat that was planted one ... Read More »