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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
231 PM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

FOR AUGUST...PRECIPITATION WAS WIDELY VARIED ACROSS THE STATE BUT
MOST AREAS SAW ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY IN EASTERN
WASHINGTON. 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 55 PERCENT IN THE OLYMPICS TO 150 PERCENT
IN THE PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT
THE CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS...COAST...AND INTERIOR
LOWLANDS ARE 4.32 INCHES AT CEDAR LAKE ON THE WEST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES...1.99 INCHES AT HOQUIAM AND ABERDEEN...AND 2.09 INCHES AT
GRAYS RIVER IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 71 PERCENT IN THE PALOUSE AND BLUE MOUNTAINS TO 275
PERCENT IN THE CENTRAL BASIN. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION
AT CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS 1.76 INCHES
IN MAZAMA AND STEHEKIN ON THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...AND
2.22 INCHES AT BICKLETON IN THE CENTRAL BASIN.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER AND BEYOND...FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE
OUTLOOK IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WASHINGTON. THE
MONTHLY OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER IS CALLING FOR BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR WESTERN WA AND EQUAL CHANCES OF
NORMAL...ABOVE...OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR EASTERN WA. THE
THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER CALLS FOR 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.

                        AUGUST     WATER YEAR     PAST 3      PAST 12
                         2014      TO DATE       MONTHS       MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                    69           81           56            88
  OLYMPICS                 55           75           53            83
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR       67          102           79           109
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS    150           90           93           101
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR       91           85           83            97
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA    137          103          107           112
  CASCADES WEST           146          100          115           109

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES    245           90          114           103
  OKANOGAN                244           87          118            95
  CENTRAL BASIN           275           72          108            79
  NORTHEAST               192           83          114            94
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN     71           83           88            92



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.

                  AUGUST                 WATER YEAR         PAST 12 MONTHS
               INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT

QUILLAYUTE        0.69     28        73.08     76        82.67     86
HOQUIAM           1.99    152        55.76     85        63.29     96
BELLINGHAM        0.84     66        30.55     91        35.20    103
SEATTLE           1.81    206        36.88    102        43.05    118
OLYMPIA           1.45    154        41.25     85        50.61    105
LONGVIEW*         1.30    113        40.20     88        49.08    105

CONCRETE          2.08    122        69.35    103        78.43    115
SNOQUALMIE FALL   1.88    146        59.53    101        66.82    111
RANDLE*           1.84    152        55.88    103        64.03    115
DIABLO DAM        0.88     53        71.39     96        82.21    112
STAMPEDE PASS     4.20    273        84.85    110        93.55    118
PARADISE          3.18    161       117.82    104       132.21    114

WINTHROP          1.34    248        11.55     81        13.98    102
STEHEKIN          1.76    284        32.95     94        38.51    114
LEAVENWORTH       1.04    226        17.78     73        21.54     89
MOUNT ADAMS       0.98    151        45.16    101        52.42    117
WENATCHEE         0.83    437         4.52     51         5.33     80
YAKIMA            0.90    346         4.79     61         5.09     64

COULEE DAM        1.76    629        10.39    100        11.04    113
LIND              0.61    197         6.73     72         7.33     86
REPUBLIC          1.35    167        13.72     85        17.22    109
SPOKANE           0.58     98        12.33     78        13.89     88
PULLMAN           0.50     28        14.78     79        17.44     88
DAYTON            0.23     46        12.50     68        15.10     81

* = ESTIMATED

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