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Washington Precipitation Summary...corrected
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1144 AM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

For July, precipitation for most of regions in western Washington
was below normal, while only the Cascade Mountains and Foothills,
and the southwest interior saw near to above normal precipitation.
For the eastern half of Washington, nearly all of the regions
received near to above normal precipitation. As for the water year,
all of Washington state continues to be in the near to above normal
range.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 58 percent in the northwest interior to
110 percent in the southwest interior. The greatest amount of
precipitation at the climate stations for the mountains, coast and
interior lowlands was 3.08 inches at Snoqualmie Falls in the
Cascades Foothills, 2.66 at Clearwater, and 2.22 inches at Grays
River in the southwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 98 percent in the Okanogan region to 193 percent on the
eastern slopes of the Cascades. The greatest amount of precipitation
at climate stations for the mountains and lowlands was 1.96 inches
at Winthrop on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, and 2.24 inches
at Newport in the northeast region.

The outlook for August and beyond for Washington state, for the next
two weeks the outlook is for near normal precipitation.  The monthly
outlook for August calls for below normal precipitation for all of
Washington. The three month outlook for August through October calls
for equal chances of above, below or near normal precipitation for
nearly all of Washington, except for below normal precipitation for
the extreme southeast corner 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
2015 and ends 30 September 2016.

                         July     Water year      Past 3       Past 12
                         2016       to date       months        months
Western Washington
  Coast                    87          113           69           115
  Olympics                 73          114           73           115
  Northwest Interior       58          112           69           114
  Puget Sound Lowlands     77          125           68           127
  Southwest Interior      110          114           72           113
  West Foothills Casca    105          117           81           117
  Cascades West            92          120           83           120

Eastern Washington
  East Slopes Cascades    193          135           90           131
  Okanogan                 98          120           90           114
  Central Basin           147          127          106           121
  Northeast               103          118           88           112
  Palouse and Blue Mtn    114          108           84           101



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.

                      July            Water year       Past 12 months
                Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct

Quillayute        2.17    110       101.50    109       111.77    113
Hoquiam           0.37     32        74.49    116        79.02    118
Bellingham        0.37     35        36.87    115        42.97    123
Seattle           0.72    103        47.95    137        52.06    139
Olympia           0.62     98        60.24    127        63.98    128
Longview          0.57     69        52.87    118        54.56    114

Concrete          1.26     80        73.89    113        80.53    116
Snoqualmie Fall   3.08    225        70.35    121        75.70    123
Randle*           1.27    105        62.05    116        66.72    118
Diablo Dam        0.99     63        77.63    107        85.48    112
Stampede Pass     1.19     77        99.77    132       105.57    131
Paradise          2.47    127       142.38    128       149.15    127

Winthrop          1.96    261        20.99    152        21.19    145
Stehekin          0.74    121        47.90    139        48.75    135
Leavenworth       1.44    369        37.75    158        38.16    152
Mount Adams       0.22     49        58.56    133        59.89    131
Wenatchee         0.26     76        11.16    130        11.58    130
Yakima            0.22    100        10.54    138        10.56    129

Coulee Dam        0.58     91        12.60    125        12.69    122
Lind              0.37    109        12.04    133        12.66    130
Republic          1.64    126        20.74    136        21.56    128
Spokane           0.27     42        15.00     98        15.70     96
Pullman           0.75     57        19.71    117        20.55    104
Dayton            0.97    206        18.93    106        19.98    105

* = Estimated

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