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Record Report

Statement as of 1:47 AM PDT on June 24, 2016


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Seattle WA WFO...

A record rainfall of 0.53 inches was set at Seattle WA WFO
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.37 set in 1996.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:56 AM PDT on June 24, 2016


May was very dry for most of Washington state, with many of the
regions on both sides of the state receiving much below to below
normal precipitation. Only the Central Basin and northeast regions
on the eastern side received near normal precipitation. As for the
water year, all of Washington remains near to above normal.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 40 percent in the Puget Sound lowlands to
57 percent on the western slopes of the Cascades. The greatest
amount of precipitation at the climate stations for the mountains,
coast and interior lowlands was 4.59 inches at Palmer in the Cascade
foothills, 2.88 at Clearwater, and 2.43 inches at Mayfield in the
southwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 59 percent on the eastern slopes of the Cascades and the
Okanogan region to 108 percent in the Central Basin. The greatest
amount of precipitation at climate stations for the mountains and
lowlands was 1.90 inches at Dayton in the Palouse and Blue
Mountains, and 2.91 inches at Newport in the northeast region.

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

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.

                          May Water year past 3 past 12
                         2016 to date months months
western Washington
coast 42 114 95 111
Olympics 47 114 108 111
northwest interior 45 115 82 110
Puget Sound lowlands 40 128 101 123
southwest interior 48 116 88 109
west foothills casca 52 118 86 112
Cascades west 57 121 88 115

Eastern Washington
east slopes Cascades 59 137 124 126
Okanogan 59 121 120 101
Central Basin 108 130 134 111
northeast 105 126 127 109
Palouse and blue mtn 82 111 128 96



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.

                      May Water year past 12 months
                inches pct inches pct inches pct

Quillayute 2.32 45 95.81 109 107.25 108
Hoquiam 1.11 34 72.98 120 78.27 116
Bellingham 1.09 44 35.50 121 42.40 122
Seattle 0.94 48 45.46 138 49.89 135
Olympia 0.15 6 58.38 130 62.41 126
Longview 1.36 43 50.53 121 53.39 114

Concrete 1.56 40 70.14 115 78.16 112
Snoqualmie fall 2.95 74 63.55 119 70.12 115
randle* 1.73 52 57.93 118 63.72 114
Diablo dam 1.65 52 74.80 109 84.05 110
Stampede Pass 3.55 82 95.38 135 102.48 128
Paradise 2.44 41 134.66 128 142.79 123

Winthrop 0.57 51 18.14 153 18.84 137
Stehekin 0.23 20 46.77 141 48.25 135
leavenworth* 0.63 59 35.66 159 36.19 147
Mount Adams 1.05 64 57.30 135 58.87 132
Wenatchee 0.94 136 10.24 135 10.94 134
Yakima 0.64 110 10.10 149 10.19 145

Coulee Dam 0.96 83 10.74 128 11.35 114
Lind 1.16 141 11.02 136 11.64 125
Republic 2.54 130 17.20 143 20.14 129
Spokane 0.78 48 14.22 106 15.18 97
Pullman 0.72 109 18.02 122 19.85 107
Dayton 1.90 109 17.22 107 18.35 99

* = estimated


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