Bud break began in the Columbia Valley at the very beginning of April, ahead of historical averages. The weather at bloom, which began in the third week of May, was somewhat unsettled, with hot, dry winds.
The true hallmark of the year, however, came at the end of June, when a heat dome descended upon the west coast. It shattered all previous temperature records in every location. Areas of the Columbia Valley saw four straight days with temperatures as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit.
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