Drought could persist here until October

 

August 16, 2023



The 0.06 inches of rain last week, 0.03 inches Aug. 7 and again Aug. 9, measured at Washington State University’s Memorial Highway Mount Vernon station, was not drought-breaking ­precipitation.

Far from it.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture national crop and livestock map shows all of Skagit County in drought for agriculture. The drought area is based on U.S. Drought Monitor data.

And the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook by the National Weather Service shows the drought persisting through October.

According to Washington State University’s WSU AgWeatherNet Summary of Aug. 14:

“Intense...



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