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Washington Precipitation Summary...amended
National Weather Service Seattle WA
323 PM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016

After a dry April and May, June saw near to above normal
precipitation for all of the western half of Washington state. Most
of the eastern half of the state saw below normal precipitation for
the month, except for the Okanogan region which saw above normal
rainfall in June. As for the water year, all of Washington state
remains near to above normal.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 92 percent in the southwest interior to
112 percent in the Olympics and western slopes of the Cascades. The
greatest amount of precipitation at the climate stations for the
mountains, coast and interior lowlands was 7.79 inches at Cedar Lake
on the western slopes of the Cascades, 4.30 at Clearwater, and 4.87
inches at Sedro Woolley in the northwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 61 percent in the northeast region to 121 percent in the
Okanogan region. The greatest amount of precipitation at climate
stations for the mountains and lowlands was 1.04 inches at Mount
Adams Ranger Station on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, and 2.09
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 calls for equal chances of above, below or
near normal precipitation for the western half of the state, with
below normal precipitation for the eastern half. The three month
outlook for July through September calls for below normal
precipitation for all of Washington 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.

                         June     Water year      Past 3       Past 12
                         2016       to date       months        months
Western Washington
  Coast                   100          114           51           114
  Olympics                112          114           59           114
  Northwest Interior      106          114           72           114
  Puget Sound Lowlands    101          126           62           127
  Southwest Interior       92          115           60           112
  West Foothills Casca    105          118           64           116
  Cascades West           112          120           64           119

Eastern Washington
  East Slopes Cascades     67          134           59           128
  Okanogan                121          121           80           110
  Central Basin            88          127           88           117
  Northeast                61          119           78           108
  Palouse and Blue Mtn     65          108           80            98



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        3.52    101        99.33    109       110.57    111
Hoquiam           1.14     51        74.12    118        79.03    118
Bellingham        1.00     54        36.50    117        42.90    123
Seattle           1.77    113        47.23    137        51.43    138
Olympia           1.24     70        59.62    128        63.51    127
Longview          1.77     78        52.30    119        54.19    115

Concrete          2.49     84        72.63    113        80.10    115
Snoqualmie Fall   3.72    127        67.27    119        73.33    119
Randle*           3.10    105        61.03    117        66.21    117
Diablo Dam        1.84     76        76.64    108        85.08    111
Stampede Pass     3.20     93        98.58    133       105.08    130
Paradise          5.25    128       139.91    128       147.20    125

Winthrop          0.89     75        19.03    146        19.36    134
Stehekin          0.39     45        47.16    139        48.18    135
Leavenworth       0.58     54        36.31    154        36.72    147
Mount Adams       1.04     82        58.34    134        59.67    131
Wenatchee         0.66    100        10.90    132        11.56    128
Yakima            0.22     35        10.32    139        10.40    126

Coulee Dam        1.28    122        12.02    127        12.54    117
Lind              0.65    108        11.67    134        12.29    126
Republic          1.90     97        19.10    136        19.98    130
Spokane           0.51     41        14.73    100        15.62     95
Pullman           0.94    145        18.96    122        20.34    102
Dayton            0.74     58        17.96    104        19.01    100

* = Estimated

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