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Washington Precipitation Summary
National Weather Service Seattle WA
614 PM PST WED DEC 7 2016

November was not as wet as October but it was near to above normal
for most of the western half of Washington, while the eastern half
was mostly below normal.  However, for some sites on both sides of
the Cascades, November 2016 was in the top ten for wettest November
on record. The water year remains above to much above normal for all
of Washington state.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 88 percent on the western slopes of the
Cascade Mountains to 169 percent in the Olympic Mountains. The
greatest amount of precipitation at the climate stations for the
mountains, coast and interior lowlands was 27.32 inches at Forks in
the Olympics, 26.96 at Clearwater, and 16.00 inches at Grays River
in the southwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 67 percent in the central basin to 111 percent in the
Okanogan region.  The greatest amount of precipitation at climate
stations for the mountains and lowlands was 6.87 inches at Stehekin
on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, and 2.50 inches at Chewelah
in the northeast region.

The outlook for December and beyond for Washington state, for the
next two weeks the outlook is for above normal precipitation.  The
monthly outlook for December is also calling for above normal
precipitation. The three month outlook for December through February
calls for above normal precipitation for the eastern half of
Washington, except equal chances of above, below or near normal
precipitation for the western half of the 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.

                       November   Water year      Past 3       Past 12
                         2016       to date       months        months
Western Washington
  Coast                   150          177          171           132
  Olympics                169          194          183           136
  Northwest Interior      127          149          144           119
  Puget Sound Lowlands    118          174          165           137
  Southwest Interior      109          153          148           126
  West Foothills Casca     93          140          135           121
  Cascades West            88          147          143           125

Eastern Washington
  East Slopes Cascades     69          145          138           137
  Okanogan                111          233          201           145
  Central Basin            67          192          168           147
  Northeast                90          234          197           136
  Palouse and Blue Mtn     79          169          142           119



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.

                   November           Water year       Past 12 months
                Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct

Quillayute       25.72    166        46.80    180       128.41    144
Hoquiam          15.92    143        31.77    179        92.87    154
Bellingham        8.73    149        16.07    170        43.57    146
Seattle           6.48     99        16.53    164        52.52    162
Olympia           9.28    108        21.71    164        65.58    155
Longview          8.02    104        16.93    144        61.21    144

Concrete         13.06    109        26.88    142        84.77    140
Snoqualmie Fall  10.13    100        22.74    144        75.29    144
Randle*           9.62     93        21.68    138        69.05    142
Diablo Dam       12.46     85        28.53    124        84.09    134
Stampede Pass     8.87     61        22.82    102        95.86    140
Paradise*        17.86     88        55.26    180       164.95    161

Winthrop          1.44     69         5.16    163        22.04    168
Stehekin          6.87     99        16.47    161        51.34    171
Leavenworth       2.50     56         9.66    147        38.34    174
Mount Adams       5.55     71        20.13    172        68.69    164
Wenatchee         0.38     28         2.41    127        12.58    146
Yakima            0.62     59         3.05    192        12.58    160

Coulee Dam        1.43    110         5.41    273        16.68    164
Lind              1.23     90         5.35    245        16.53    177
Republic          1.70     93         6.57    233        25.75    160
Spokane           1.57     68         7.80    224        21.26    133
Pullman           1.85    100         6.86    176        23.64    126
Dayton            1.44     53         6.32    150        22.63    132

* = Estimated

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