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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
450 PM PDT TUE JUN 23 2015

MAY BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION TO WESTERN WASHINGTON WITH
BELOW TO ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION TO EASTERN WASHINGTON. NEARLY
ALL OF THE REGIONS ARE SEEING NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
THE WATER YEAR THUS FAR.

IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE MONTHLY PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 12 PERCENT FOR THE COAST TO 36 PERCENT OF
NORMAL IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR AND WESTERN CASCADES. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT THE CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE
MOUNTAINS...COAST...AND INTERIOR LOWLANDS WAS 3.37 INCHES AT
PACKWOOD IN THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS...0.82 AT CLEARWATER...AND 1.88
INCHES AT THE MAYFIELD IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 73 PERCENT FOR THE NORTHEAST TO 173 PERCENT IN THE
CENTRAL BASIN. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT CLIMATE
STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS 1.96 INCHES AT PULLMAN
IN THE PALOUSE AND BLUE MOUNTAIN REGION...AND 2.52 INCHES AT
CONCONULLY IN THE OKANOGAN BIG BEND REGION.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE AND BEYOND...FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE
OUTLOOK IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR WASHINGTON STATE. THE
MONTHLY OUTLOOK FOR JUNE IS CALLING FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON AND EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...BELOW...OR NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON. THE THREE MONTH OUTLOOK
FROM JUNE TO AUGUST IS CALLING FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF WASHINGTON...WITH EQUAL CHANCES OF
ABOVE...BELOW...OR NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE EASTERN THIRD.

THE TABLE BELOW GIVES PRECIPITATION FIGURES AS A PERCENT OF NORMAL
FOR REGIONS OF WASHINGTON.  THE CURRENT WATER YEAR BEGAN 1 OCTOBER
2014 AND ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2015.

                         MAY       WATER YEAR     PAST 3       PAST 12
                         2015       TO DATE       MONTHS        MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                    12           97           80            95
  OLYMPICS                 28           96           75            94
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR       26          108           81           107
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS     28           94           71            97
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR       36           86           67            87
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA     35           95           74            97
  CASCADES WEST            36           97           76            99

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES     80           96           65            97
  OKANOGAN                106          101           80           102
  CENTRAL BASIN           173          100          103            99
  NORTHEAST                73           86           81            91
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN     74           98           89            94



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.

                      MAY             WATER YEAR       PAST 12 MONTHS
                INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT

QUILLAYUTE        0.67     13        86.15     98        94.36     99
HOQUIAM           0.28      9        57.53     95        64.93    103
BELLINGHAM        0.69     28        32.05    109        38.46    119
SEATTLE           0.58     30        32.39     99        37.93    110
OLYMPIA           0.67     29        39.52     88        45.19     97
LONGVIEW          1.08     34        36.23     87        41.71     93

CONCRETE          1.02     26        60.86    100        71.44    108
SNOQUALMIE FALL   1.09     27        50.17     94        60.81    105
RANDLE*           1.15     35        47.05     96        55.74    104
DIABLO DAM        0.99     31        72.01    105        80.44    108
STAMPEDE PASS     1.70     39        61.30     87        73.38     94
PARADISE          2.48     42       106.41    101       120.45    107

WINTHROP          1.44    129        13.15    111        16.82    117
STEHEKIN          0.49     43        33.92    103        37.90    105
LEAVENWORTH       0.64     60        22.50    100        24.64     99
MOUNT ADAMS       1.65    100        37.74     89        40.76     94
WENATCHEE         1.21    175         6.87     91         8.68     98
YAKIMA            1.80    310         6.32     93         7.82     96

COULEE DAM        0.91     79         8.56    102        12.12    120
LIND              0.55     67         7.55     93         9.32     98
REPUBLIC          1.67     85        11.89     99        16.79    111
SPOKANE           0.85     52        11.49     86        14.35     90
PULLMAN           1.96    297        15.64    105        17.84     92
DAYTON            0.60     34        13.74     86        16.65     91

* = ESTIMATED

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