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Washington Precipitation Summary
National Weather Service Seattle WA
800 PM PDT Sun Aug 4 2019

After a dry June for all of Washington, July was a wet one for most
of the western half of the state.  Quillayute on the Coast saw its
9th wettest July on record.  However, it was a below normal July for
those east of the Cascades.  For the water year, most of regions in
Washington state remain below normal.  However, the Northwest
Interior on the west side, and the Central Basin and Palouse and
Blue Mountains regions on the east side remain near normal.

For Western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 79 percent in the Northwest Interior to
129 percent on the Coast.  The greatest amount of precipitation at
the climate stations for the mountains, coast and interior lowlands
was 3.84 inches at Cedar Lake on the Western Slopes of the Cascades,
2.97 at Quillayute, and 1.75 inches at Elma in the Southwest
Interior.

For Eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 21 percent in the Palouse and Blue Mountains to 84
percent on the Eastern Slopes of the Cascades.  The greatest amount
of precipitation at the climate stations for the mountains and
lowlands was 0.90 inches at Winthrop on the Eastern Slopes of the
Cascades, and 1.43 at Republic in the Northeast region.

The outlook for August and beyond for Washington state, for the next
two weeks the outlook is for above normal precipitation.  The
monthly outlook for August is for equal chances of above, below or
near normal precipitation for the state. The three month outlook for
August through October also calls 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
2018 and ends 30 September 2019.

                          July     Water year     Past 3       Past 12
                          2019       to date      months        months
Western Washington
  Coast                   129           79           47            80
  Olympics                108           78           52            79
  Northwest Interior       79           90           60            91
  Puget Sound Lowlands    122           79           55            81
  Southwest Interior      122           75           64            75
  West Foothills Casca     97           81           64            81
  Cascades West           121           84           70            84

Eastern Washington
  East Slopes Cascades     84           84           94            82
  Okanogan                 34           80           67            76
  Central Basin            45           98           78            91
  Northeast                74           83           52            79
  Palouse and Blue Mtn     21          106           84            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.

                      July            Water year       Past 12 months
                Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct       Inches    Pct

Quillayute        2.97    150        79.53     85        86.86     88
Hoquiam           1.20    105        48.81     76        51.19     76
Bellingham        0.76     72        27.50     85        29.81     85
Seattle           1.15    164        31.30     89        32.54     87
Olympia           1.23    195        34.14     72        36.37     73
Longview*         1.01    122        32.83     73        35.90     75

Concrete          0.73     46        50.88     77        55.45     80
Snoqualmie Fall   2.17    158        44.87     77        49.08     80
Randle*           1.17     97        42.69     80        46.29     82
Diablo Dam        1.16     74        58.19     80        62.99     83
Stampede Pass     1.60    104        60.67     80        63.36     79
Paradise          3.36    172       101.43     91       108.36     93

Winthrop          0.90    120        11.62     84        11.98     81
Stehekin          0.76    125        32.46     94        33.26     94
Leavenworth*      0.33     84        21.17     88        21.27     85
Mount Adams       0.22     49        37.37     85        38.27     83
Wenatchee         0.05     15         6.77     79         6.78     75
Yakima            0.11     50         8.19    107         8.20     99

Coulee Dam        0.27     42         9.16     91         9.22     86
Lind              0.14     41         8.14     90         8.16     84
Republic          1.43    110        13.57     89        14.72     87
Spokane           0.52     81        14.86     97        14.88     90
Pullman           0.09      7        18.25    109        18.59     92
Dayton            0.06     13        17.92    101        18.07     95

* = Estimated

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