Weather vlog: Lack of water, to rain or not to rain?

Published: Sep. 20, 2018 at 6:39 PM MDT
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For many in Southern Idaho, the last measurable rain occurred back in June of 2018 or over 90 days ago. With autumn officially starting Saturday September 22, 2018 at 7:54 p.m. MDT, this time of year brings a major debate when it comes to the weather forecast, to rain or not to rain?

One side of the debate says yes, we do need the rain, because of wildfires continuing across the Western United States, growing drought conditions and it has been months since southern Idaho has seen measurable rain. Now that it is harvest season for the next couple of weeks, there are those who say we do not need rain right now. The conclusion is both sides are right, but given the outlook for the next couple of weeks across the Pacific Northwest, our streak of rainless days will continue.