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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1112 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

FOR JUNE...THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS SAW MOSTLY BELOW NORMAL
RAINFALL WHILE AREAS IN THE WESTERN CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS WERE
MOSTLY NEAR NORMAL. MOST OF EASTERN WASHINGTON RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...BUT SOME AREAS WERE NEAR TO ABOVE
NORMAL. AS FOR THE WATER YEAR...MOST OF THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
STATE IS 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 52 PERCENT ON THE COAST TO 100 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 5.81 INCHES AT PALMER IN THE CASCADE
FOOTHILLS...2.15 INCHES AT QUILLAYUTE...AND 3.67 INCHES AT BATTLE
GROUND IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 38 PERCENT IN THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES TO 134
PERCENT IN THE NORTHEAST REGION. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION AT CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS
2.62 INCHES AT ROSALIA IN THE PALOUSE AND BLUE MOUNTAINS
REGION...AND 3.90 INCHES AT NORTHPORT IN THE NORTHEAST REGION.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JULY AND BEYOND...FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE OUTLOOK
IS FOR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR ALL OF WASHINGTON. THE MONTHLY
OUTLOOK FOR JULY IS CALLING FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF NORMAL...ABOVE...OR
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. THE THREE MONTH
OUTLOOK FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER 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.

                         JUNE      WATER YEAR     PAST 3        PAST 12
                         2014       TO DATE       MONTHS        MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                    52           81          108            88
  OLYMPICS                 65           76          106            84
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR       69          103          123           106
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS     62           89          114            99
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR       82           85          116            96
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA     89          101          114           110
  CASCADES WEST           100           99          121           108

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES     38           86           57           101
  OKANOGAN                 95           82           92            94
  CENTRAL BASIN            60           66           66            75
  NORTHEAST               134           82          104            90
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN    127           86           99            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.

                      JUNE            WATER YEAR       PAST 12 MONTHS
                INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT       INCHES    PCT

QUILLAYUTE        2.15     61        71.57     78        84.18     87
HOQUIAM           1.14     51        52.94     84        62.25     97
BELLINGHAM        0.88     48        27.99     90        33.98    102
SEATTLE           0.73     46        34.30    100        41.82    115
OLYMPIA           0.88     50        39.53     85        50.73    105
LONGVIEW          1.21     54        38.29     87        48.57    105

CONCRETE          2.54     86        65.14    102        76.53    113
SNOQUALMIE FALL   2.60     88        55.81     99        65.18    109
RANDLE*           2.64     89        52.66    101        62.57    114
DIABLO DAM        2.97    123        68.97     97        83.84    111
STAMPEDE PASS     2.78     81        78.75    106        90.25    114
PARADISE          4.42    108       111.98    102       128.77    111

WINTHROP          0.98     83         9.02     69        12.76     93
STEHEKIN          0.26     30        30.65     90        38.96    110
LEAVENWORTH       0.08      7        16.31     69        21.09     90
MOUNT ADAMS       0.63     50        43.35     99        52.05    115
WENATCHEE         0.44     67         3.31     40         6.09     73
YAKIMA            0.08     13         3.83     52         4.32     57

COULEE DAM        1.39    132         8.57     91        10.79    114
LIND              0.90    150         5.86     67         7.56     91
REPUBLIC          2.08    106        12.12     87        17.85    117
SPOKANE           1.84    147        11.57     79        13.81     95
PULLMAN           0.93    143        13.95     90        17.18     93
DAYTON            1.04     82        11.86     69        14.85     88

* = ESTIMATED

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