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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1209 PM PDT THU APR 17 2014

IT WAS A VERY WET MARCH FOR MUCH OF WASHINGTON STATE...AND FOR
SOME...THIS WAS THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. NEARLY EVERYONE
EXCEEDED THE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH...AND SOME RECEIVED MORE
THAN DOUBLE. THE MARCH RAINFALL ALSO HELPED IMPROVE THE WATER YEAR
VALUES FOR THE STATE WITH SOME AREAS NOW NEAR NORMAL...ALTHOUGH MOST
STILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL.

IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE MONTHLY PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 159 PERCENT IN THE OLYMPICS TO 216 PERCENT
IN THE WESTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE CASCADES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION AT THE CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS...COAST...
AND INTERIOR LOWLANDS WAS 23.24 INCHES AT PARADISE RANGER STATION ON
THE WEST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...18.97 INCHES AT CLEARWATER...AND
19.10 INCHES AT GRAYS RIVER IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 111 PERCENT IN THE OKANOGAN REGION TO 183 PERCENT IN THE
EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT
CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS 11.07 INCHES AT
MOUNT ADAMS RANGER STATION ON THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...AND
5.20 INCHES AT NEWPORT IN THE NORTHEAST REGION.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL AND BEYOND...FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE
OUTLOOK IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WASHINGTON. THE
MONTHLY OUTLOOK FOR APRIL IS CALLING FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF
NORMAL...ABOVE...OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE STATE. THE
THREE MONTH OUTLOOK FROM APRIL TO JUNE CALLS FOR BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE...WITH EQUAL CHANCES
OF NORMAL...ABOVE...OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE EASTERN
HALF.

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.

                        MARCH      WATER YEAR     PAST 3        PAST 12
                         2014       TO DATE       MONTHS        MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                   167           76          109            91
  OLYMPICS                159           70          111            86
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR      194           97          128           109
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS    210           83          133           101
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR      162           78          113            96
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA    216           98          139           111
  CASCADES WEST           199           94          132           107

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES    183           91          145           111
  OKANOGAN                111           77          124            98
  CENTRAL BASIN           125           66          104            95
  NORTHEAST               166           72          104            87
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN    166           80          112            97



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.

                     MARCH            WATER YEAR       PAST 12 MONTHS
                INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT

QUILLAYUTE       15.81    146        55.61     74        88.92    105
HOQUIAM          14.07    201        40.70     78        63.65    103
BELLINGHAM        5.48    176        20.65     85        36.57    111
SEATTLE           9.44    254        26.24     93        43.33    123
OLYMPIA           9.17    173        31.05     79        51.84    111
LONGVIEW          7.53    161        29.17     84        50.51    112

CONCRETE         14.08    206        51.64     99        76.98    120
SNOQUALMIE FALL  13.02    208        43.62     97        68.39    120
RANDLE*          11.51    216        40.92     98        63.72    121
DIABLO DAM       18.74    265        57.02     94        82.87    119
STAMPEDE PASS    14.10    187        65.50    107        95.50    128
PARADISE         23.24    185        89.50     98       130.70    120

WINTHROP          1.33    129         7.25     73        13.86     99
STEHEKIN          7.04    246        29.22     96        41.76    122
LEAVENWORTH       3.21    154        15.54     77        25.53    110
MOUNT ADAMS      11.07    201        36.49     95        52.20    120
WENATCHEE         0.69    113         2.45     38         7.99     97
YAKIMA            0.60     97         3.16     56         6.92     93

COULEE DAM        1.41    155         3.61     57         9.15     92
LIND              1.23    119         3.97     61         8.13     87
REPUBLIC          2.06    163         6.26     71        16.39    102
SPOKANE           2.88    179         8.03     76        13.87     89
PULLMAN           2.82    178        10.60     79        18.83     97
DAYTON            2.34    107         8.12     65        15.33     88

* = ESTIMATED

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