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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:12 AM PDT on July 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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