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WASHINGTON PRECIPITATION SUMMARY...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
145 PM PDT TUE JUL 21 2015

THE ENTIRE STATE OF WASHINGTON SAW BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
THE MONTH OF JUNE...WITH ONLY THE NORTHEAST REGION OF THE STATE
SEEING ABOVE 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. FOR SOME
AREAS...JUNE 2015 WAS IN THE TOP 5 FOR DRIEST ON RECORD. AS FOR THE
WATER YEAR...MOST OF THE STATE WAS NEAR NORMAL WITH ONLY THE
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR AND NORTHEAST REGIONS IN THE BELOW NORMAL
CATEGORY.

IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...THE MONTHLY PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR
PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 11 PERCENT FOR THE COAST TO 32 PERCENT IN
THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT THE
CLIMATE STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS...COAST...AND INTERIOR LOWLANDS
WAS 1.46 INCHES AT QUILCENE IN THE OLYMPICS...0.46 AT
CLEARWATER...AND 1.24 INCHES AT MAYFIELD IN THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.

FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON...THE PERCENTAGE OF NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 5 PERCENT FOR THE CENTRAL BASIN TO 64 PERCENT IN THE
NORTHEAST REGION. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION AT CLIMATE
STATIONS FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS WAS 0.63 INCHES AT MAZAMA ON
THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES...AND 2.06 INCHES AT REPUBLIC IN THE
NORTHEAST REGION.

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

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.

                         JUNE      WATER YEAR     PAST 3       PAST 12
                         2015       TO DATE       MONTHS        MONTHS
WESTERN WASHINGTON
  COAST                    11           94           38            94
  OLYMPICS                 18           94           46            92
  NORTHWEST INTERIOR       31          104           41           105
  PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS     13           90           42            95
  SOUTHWEST INTERIOR       32           84           46            85
  WEST FOOTHILLS CASCA     20           91           46            94
  CASCADES WEST            21           94           46            95

EASTERN WASHINGTON
  EAST SLOPES CASCADES     28           93           43            96
  OKANOGAN                 21           92           55            96
  CENTRAL BASIN             5           92           75            95
  NORTHEAST                64           84           62            84
  PALOUSE AND BLUE MTN     36           94           56            89



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        0.20      6        86.35     95        92.41     95
HOQUIAM           0.38     17        57.91     92        64.17     97
BELLINGHAM        0.50     27        32.55    105        38.08    111
SEATTLE           0.23     15        32.62     95        37.43    102
OLYMPIA           0.14      8        39.66     85        44.45     91
LONGVIEW          0.97     43        37.20     85        41.47     89

CONCRETE          0.55     19        61.41     96        69.45    102
SNOQUALMIE FALL   0.51     17        50.68     90        58.72     99
RANDLE*           0.61     20        47.65     91        53.71     99
DIABLO DAM        0.81     33        72.82    103        78.28    105
STAMPEDE PASS     0.60     17        61.90     84        71.20     91
PARADISE          0.84     20       107.25     98       116.87    103

WINTHROP          0.37     31        13.52    104        16.21    117
STEHEKIN          0.46     53        34.38    101        38.10    106
LEAVENWORTH       0.12     11        22.62     96        24.68     99
MOUNT ADAMS       0.24     19        37.98     87        40.37     89
WENATCHEE         0.04      6         6.91     84         8.28     96
YAKIMA            0.01      2         6.33     85         7.75     95

COULEE DAM        0.09      9         8.65     92        10.82    113
LIND              0.00      0         7.55     87         8.42     95
REPUBLIC          2.06    105        13.95    100        16.77    111
SPOKANE           0.07      6        11.56     79        12.58     87
PULLMAN           0.45     69        16.09    104        17.36     90
DAYTON            0.08      6        13.82     80        15.69     88

* = ESTIMATED

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