Get used to the words “warm and dry”

If you are reading this, odds are good it’s raining. For some reason, anytime we publish a blog about drought, it rains. (And, sure enough, there is rain in the forecast across much of Washington this week.)

Don’t be fooled. Your lawn may be soaking up a late-summer shower, but the medium- and long-term forecast is warm and dry.

After another warmer than normal, drier than normal month in July — on the heels of a drought declaration — the current trend of “warm and dry” may not exactly qualify as news.  

But the extent to which “warm and dry” is the consensus forecast for the foreseeable future it should be newsworthy, because water users need to be looking ahead and preparing for what today’s “warm and dry” will mean for them in 2024.

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