The climate varies from desert-light conditions in western Whitman County to moist alpine conditions of the Blue Mountains in the souther regions of the district.
Average summer high temperature is 83 degrees, the average winter high is 42 degrees, and the average rainfall is less than 20 inches a year.
Typically in May to June, wheat fields are green. Then mid July to August wheat turns gold.
Why Shoot in the Palouse:
The historical area contains rolling hills, wheat fields, forests, rivers, small rural towns, university cities, and industry. It includes all forms of transportation from county roads to highways, barge traffic to white water jet boats, railroads, and commercial airlines to crop dusters.
This diverse area has river valleys at 700 feet above sea level with hills rising to nearly 3,000 feet, to wooded areas climbing over 6,000 feet.