Weather update Monday May 11
East side of the Cascades got the first round of BOOMERS late
yesterday. Overall pattern will favor the occasional thunderstorm,
scattered showers and muggy conditions, at times, through at least
Fri May 22.
If your ag operation are east of the Cascades, expect a higher chance
for 'stormy afternoons' at times. West side patrons will get some of the
action, although not enough to rain out any one particular day.
The cold front today will spin wide-spread showers through later Tue.
By late week, conditions will turn nice west of the Cascades, with pop-up
storms east side slowly diminishing by Saturday. The weekend of May 16,
17 should start and end mild, dry. Monday & Tue May 18, 19 damp east of
No question, the entire PNW is racing towards a 1992 copy-cat harvest
season!! Many have drawn up the day degree calculation charts to affirm
one of the warmest years of the past 100. Definitely the warmest year since
1992, but don't forget the super warm 1926, 1934, 1944. Fruit processing will
begin earlier than at any time since 1992, so if you haven't down the 'math'
yet (plant & personnel readiness, shipping logistics, etc.), well, enough said.
Temperatures the next two weeks will not help slow down the progress;
rather, mild overnight lows will fuel the race.
For Eugene and area, highs in the 70’s and lows 45, with what looks like rain
6 out of the next 10 days. More scab infection on apples and pears. Cherry
and strawberry harvest be aware.
Cherry fruit fly emerged in Yamhill County May 11th.