As much as we rely upon 21st Century weather forecasting that utilizes the latest technologies, weather can still be unpredictable. Mother Nature has her plans, and the rest of us can just prepare for the worst and be thankful for the best.

Last weekend, we enjoyed a little summer preview as far as weather is concerned, with temperatures Sunday soaring slightly about 90. As predicted, things have cooled down considerably, but, today comes word of a HAZARDOUS WEATHER WARNING for many spots in our region that could experience significant dips below freezing.

The National Weather Service Office in Spokane, issued a weather warning today which could affect parts of our region, from the East Slopes of the Cascades in areas like Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin, and north to Winthrop, Twisp, Okanogan, as well as other parts of North Central Washington, and east around Spokane and vicinity.

National Weather Service Warning:


REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM WEDNESDAY. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected to be as low as 26 degrees.



Frost and freeze conditions could damage or kill sensitive plants.


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.


I don't know about you, but I've just recently planted some vegetables and a night or two of sub-freezing temperatures wouldn't do them any good, that's for sure. Fortunately, it looks like most of the Yakima Valley should be above freezing for the foreseeable future, with an overnight low tonight, expected to be about 36 degrees. True, that's not much of a margin for error, and with gusting winds of 20 mph and above, one never knows. If you can move anything indoors, it might not be a bad idea.

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