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Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:23 PM PDT Jul. 26, 2016 – National Weather Service

After a dry April and may, June saw near to above normal
precipitation for all of the western half of Washington state. Most
of the eastern half of the state saw below normal precipitation for
the month, except for the Okanogan region which saw above normal
rainfall in June. As for the water year, all of Washington state
remains near to above normal.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 92 percent in the southwest interior to
112 percent in the Olympics and western slopes of the Cascades. The
greatest amount of precipitation at the climate stations for the
mountains, coast and interior lowlands was 7.79 inches at Cedar Lake
on the western slopes of the Cascades, 4.30 at Clearwater, and 4.87
inches at Sedro Woolley in the northwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 61 percent in the northeast region to 121 percent in the
Okanogan region. The greatest amount of precipitation at climate
stations for the mountains and lowlands was 1.04 inches at Mount
Adams Ranger station on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, and 2.09
inches at Northport in the northeast region.

The outlook for July and beyond for Washington state, for the next
two weeks the outlook is for below normal precipitation. The
monthly outlook for July calls for equal chances of above, below or
near normal precipitation for the western half of the state, with
below normal precipitation for the eastern half. The three month
outlook for July through September calls for below normal
precipitation for all of Washington state.

The Table below gives precipitation figures as a percent of normal
for regions of Washington. The current water year began 1 October
2015 and ends 30 September 2016.

                         June water year past 3 past 12
                         2016 to date months months
western Washington
coast 100 114 51 114
Olympics 112 114 59 114
northwest interior 106 114 72 114
Puget Sound lowlands 101 126 62 127
southwest interior 92 115 60 112
west foothills casca 105 118 64 116
Cascades west 112 120 64 119

Eastern Washington
east slopes Cascades 67 134 59 128
Okanogan 121 121 80 110
Central Basin 88 127 88 117
northeast 61 119 78 108
Palouse and blue mtn 65 108 80 98



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 3.52 101 99.33 109 110.57 111
Hoquiam 1.14 51 74.12 118 79.03 118
Bellingham 1.00 54 36.50 117 42.90 123
Seattle 1.77 113 47.23 137 51.43 138
Olympia 1.24 70 59.62 128 63.51 127
Longview 1.77 78 52.30 119 54.19 115

Concrete 2.49 84 72.63 113 80.10 115
Snoqualmie fall 3.72 127 67.27 119 73.33 119
randle* 3.10 105 61.03 117 66.21 117
Diablo dam 1.84 76 76.64 108 85.08 111
Stampede Pass 3.20 93 98.58 133 105.08 130
Paradise 5.25 128 139.91 128 147.20 125

Winthrop 0.89 75 19.03 146 19.36 134
Stehekin 0.39 45 47.16 139 48.18 135
Leavenworth 0.58 54 36.31 154 36.72 147
Mount Adams 1.04 82 58.34 134 59.67 131
Wenatchee 0.66 100 10.90 132 11.56 128
Yakima 0.22 35 10.32 139 10.40 126

Coulee Dam 1.28 122 12.02 127 12.54 117
Lind 0.65 108 11.67 134 12.29 126
Republic 1.90 97 19.10 136 19.98 130
Spokane 0.51 41 14.73 100 15.62 95
Pullman 0.94 145 18.96 122 20.34 102
Dayton 0.74 58 17.96 104 19.01 100

* = estimated


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