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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1035 AM PDT FRI AUG 15 2014

FOR JULY...MOST OF WESTERN WASHINGTON SAW NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL...WHILE MOST OF EASTERN WASHINGTON RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH. AS FOR THE WATER YEAR...MOST OF THE
WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE CONTINUES TO BE NEAR NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION WHILE THE EASTERN HALF CONTINUES TO BE MOSTLY BELOW
NORMAL.

IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE MONTHLY PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 31 PERCENT IN THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS TO 116
PERCENT IN THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT
OF PRECIPITATION AT THE CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE
MOUNTAINS...COAST... AND INTERIOR LOWLANDS WAS 2.66 INCHES AT
PARADISE ON THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...0.92 INCHES AT
CLEARWATER...AND 1.81 INCHES AT CLEARBROOK IN THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 22 PERCENT IN THE NORTHEAST REGION TO 126 PERCENT IN THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION
AT CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS 1.19 INCHES
AT WINTHROP ON THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...AND 1.97 INCHES
AT CONCONULLY IN THE OKANOGAN REGION.

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST AND BEYOND...FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE
OUTLOOK IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WASHINGTON. THE
MONTHLY OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST IS CALLING FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF
NORMAL...ABOVE...OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.
THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FROM AUGUST TO OCTOBER ALSO CALLS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES OF NORMAL...ABOVE...OR BELOW 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
2013 AND ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2014.

                         JULY      WATER YEAR     PAST 3        PAST 12
                         2014       TO DATE       MONTHS        MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                    49           81           85            89
  OLYMPICS                 31           75           78            85
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR      109          103          123           109
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS     94           89          101           101
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR       73           85          104            97
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA    113          102          103           112
  CASCADES WEST           116           99          109           110

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES    126           87           59           103
  OKANOGAN                 77           81           75            96
  CENTRAL BASIN            54           66           49            77
  NORTHEAST                22           79           82            90
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN     39           83           77            91



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        0.82     41        72.39     78        84.99     85
HOQUIAM           0.83     73        53.77     84        63.08     93
BELLINGHAM        1.72    162        29.71     92        35.63    101
SEATTLE           0.77    110        35.07    100        42.59    114
OLYMPIA           0.27     43        39.80     84        51.00    102
LONGVIEW*         0.61     73        38.90     87        49.17    102

CONCRETE          2.13    135        67.27    102        78.60    112
SNOQUALMIE FALL   1.84    134        57.65    100        66.93    108
RANDLE*           1.37    113        54.03    101        63.94    112
DIABLO DAM        1.54     99        70.51     97        85.30    111
STAMPEDE PASS     1.90    123        80.65    107        91.85    113
PARADISE          2.66    136       114.64    103       131.42    111

WINTHROP          1.19    159        10.21     74        13.71     95
STEHEKIN          0.54     89        31.19     90        39.50    109
LEAVENWORTH       0.43    110        16.74     70        21.26     86
MOUNT ADAMS       0.83    184        44.18    100        52.66    115
WENATCHEE         0.38    112         3.69     43         6.41     71
YAKIMA            0.06     27         3.89     51         4.38     53

COULEE DAM        0.06      9         8.63     86        10.42    101
LIND              0.26     76         6.12     68         7.82     80
REPUBLIC          0.25     19        12.37     81        17.19    107
SPOKANE           0.18     28        11.75     77        13.99     84
PULLMAN           0.33     25        14.28     85        17.39     86
DAYTON            0.41     87        12.27     69        15.26     80

* = ESTIMATED

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