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Washington Precipitation Summary
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1255 PM PDT Wed Jul 5 2017

June brought below normal precipitation to much of Washington state.
The only regions that received near normal precipitation were the
coast, Olympic mountains, the western slopes of the Cascades on the
western side, and the Palouse and Blue Mountains on the eastern
side. Despite the mostly below normal June precipitation, all of
Washington state remains above normal for the water year.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 61 percent in the northwest interior to
107 percent on the coast.  The greatest amount of precipitation at
the climate stations for the mountains, coast and interior lowlands
was 6.20 inches at Paradise on the western slopes of the Cascades,
4.30 at Quillayute, and 3.48 inches at Mayfield in the southwest
interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 40 percent in the Okanogan region to 108 percent in the
Palouse and Blue Mountains.  The greatest amount of precipitation at
climate stations for the mountains and lowlands was 1.84 inches at
Mount Adams Ranger Station on the eastern slopes of the Cascades,
and 1.12 inches at Northport in the northeast region.

The outlook for July and beyond for Washington state, for the next
two weeks the outlook is for below normal precipitation.  The
monthly outlook for July is calling for below normal precipitation
for much of Washington, with equal chances of above, below or near
normal precipitation for the southeastern third of the state.  The
three month outlook for July through September is calling for equal
chances of above, below or near normal precipitation for the entire
state.

The table below gives precipitation figures as a percent of normal
for regions of Washington.  The current water year began 1 October
2016 and ends 30 September 2017.

                         June     Water year      Past 3       Past 12
                         2017       to date       months        months
Western Washington
  Coast                   107          134          137           131
  Olympics                 93          124          126           121
  Northwest Interior       61          120          103           115
  Puget Sound Lowlands     80          138          129           133
  Southwest Interior       85          126          113           125
  West Foothills Casca     74          121           99           118
  Cascades West           103          125          109           122

Eastern Washington
  East Slopes Cascades     61          124          132           122
  Okanogan                 40          148          112           138
  Central Basin            55          146          122           138
  Northeast                42          143          100           132
  Palouse and Blue Mtn    108          144          116           131



The table below expresses precipitation in inches and as a percent of
normal for a variety of locations around the state.  Occasionally
missing data at a site are estimated using observed data from
surrounding stations.

                      June            Water year       Past 12 months
                Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct

Quillayute        4.30    123       126.83    139       133.85    138
Hoquiam           1.99     89        84.05    134        88.26    132
Bellingham*       1.12     61        41.14    132        43.48    126
Seattle           1.52     97        48.85    142        50.79    140
Olympia           1.33     76        62.37    133        65.12    133
Longview          1.39     62        53.46    122        57.40    123

Concrete          1.39     47        76.99    120        83.18    122
Snoqualmie Fall   2.25     77        66.02    117        71.66    121
Randle*           2.18     74        63.18    121        67.74    124
Diablo Dam        1.51     62        78.42    111        83.39    110
Stampede Pass     3.07     89        92.02    124        98.07    125
Paradise          6.20    151       142.07    130       152.97    134

Winthrop          0.37     31        16.87    129        19.51    138
Stehekin          0.40     46        45.86    135        48.44    135
Leavenworth       0.23     21        28.46    121        30.08    122
Mount Adams       1.84    145        63.00    144        63.73    141
Wenatchee         0.20     30         9.82    119        10.13    119
Yakima            0.19     31        11.49    155        11.88    146

Coulee Dam        0.70     67        15.60    165        16.60    166
Lind              0.59     98        14.44    166        15.19    162
Republic          0.53     27        21.20    151        23.74    151
Spokane           0.71     57        23.26    159        23.90    147
Pullman           1.00    154        23.25    150        24.60    126
Dayton            0.97     76        22.32    129        23.86    129

* = Estimated

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