E. Washington rain boosts crops, prevents fires

E. Washington rain boosts crops, prevents fires

E. Washington rain boosts crops, prevents fires

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:58 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The rain that fell across Washington on the last day of spring was especially welcome in Eastern Washington, as rainfall in the Inland Northwest has been below normal.

An assistant professor at the University of Idaho, John Abatzoglou, told other news outlets the showers came in the "nick of time" to nourish grain crops and dampen potential wildfires.
 
The National Weather Service says rainfall totals for Wednesday and Thursday were 1.25 inches at Spokane International Airport, .80 at Pullman, .48 at Moses Lake, 1.22 at Colville and .28 at Wenatchee.
 
Forecasters say the showers are decreasing Friday and warmer, drier weather is expected over the weekend. 

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