While the Northwest has seen a few windy days, it’s been fairly calm and quiet across the reigon as we enjoy the final days of winter. Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service meteorologist said as she looks back on the winter of 2020-21, it turned out to be a dud. She noted so many were expecting a winter mix, but that did not happen with any consistency.

“We spoke so much earlier last fall about the La Niña pattern and that means generally colder than normal and a lot wetter than normal, across the Pacific Northwest, and we kind of waited and waited, and we finally never reached that until we got to February.”

While this winter was disappointing for many in the farming community, Lohmann pointed out that every La Niña is a little different.

“And this one will be one to kind of study and see what we can take from it to maybe help on the next round that we see happening.”

As we head toward the first day of Spring Saturday, Lohmann expects temperatures to continue to warm up, with some areas approaching the 70 degree reading again. But, it looks like cooler temperatures will be the rule of thumb as we head into the weekend and into early next week.

Will we see rain showers, or maybe even a return of snow? Listen to our entire podcast to learn more.

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