Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

 Special Statement  Statement as of 4:12 PM PDT on March 27, 2015

... Cold frontal passage expected overnight with windy conditions...

A cold front will sweep across the region passing over the Columbia
Basin around midnight. Some light rain will be possible
with the front but an increase in westerly winds behind the front will
be the main impact from the frontal passage. Winds will increase to 20
to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph which will continue through
Saturday morning before decreasing through the day. There is the
potential for some localized blowing dust near freshly plowed fields
but the wetting effects of rainfall within the past 48 hours
means soil conditions are not favorable for widespread blowing

 Record Report  Statement as of 5:46 PM PDT on March 27, 2015

... New daily record high temperatures for March 27th...

Note: stations marked with * indicate that the station reports once
per day. For consistency... these values are considered to have
occurred on the day the observation was taken but may have actually
occurred (especially for Max temperature) on the previous day.

Station previous new records
                         record/year record began

The Dalles, or 78 / 1994 78 (tied) 1929
Walla Walla, WA 75 / 1952 77 1930
Yakima, WA 75 / 1994 80 1909
Redmond, or 75 / 1966 77 1948

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