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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:25 AM PDT on August 26, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...

* temperature... high temperatures this afternoon will again be in
the upper 80s to 90s over the interior of western Washington
from Seattle southward.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... hot weather increases the potential for dehydration and
heat related illnesses. The elderly... the Young... and those who
work or exercise outdoors will be the most vulnerable to heat
related illnesses if extra precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot
weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter
of minutes.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and stroke.
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink
plenty of water.

If you plan to go boating to escape the heat... wear an approved life
jacket. Drowning is the cause of most boating fatalities. Also...
avoid alcohol as it impairs judgment.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:30 AM PDT on August 26, 2016


... Record high temperature set at Seattle-Tacoma WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 91 degrees was set at Seattle-Tacoma WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 87 set in 1982.

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... Record high temperature set at Seattle WA WFO...

A record high temperature of 87 degrees was set at Seattle WA WFO
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 86 set in 2014.

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... Record high temperature set at Bellingham WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 85 degrees was set at Bellingham WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 83 set in 1958.

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... Record high temperature set at Quillayute WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 92 degrees was set at Quillayute WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 84 set in 2005.

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... Record high temperature set at Hoquiam WA Airport...

A record high temperature of 86 degrees was set at Hoquiam WA
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 85 set in 1967.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:44 AM PDT on August 26, 2016


For July, precipitation for most of regions in western Washington
was below normal, while only the Cascade mountains and foothills,
and the southwest interior saw near to above normal precipitation.
For the eastern half of Washington, nearly all of the regions
received near to above normal precipitation. As for the water year,
all of Washington state continues to be in the near to above normal
range.

In western Washington, the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 58 percent in the northwest interior to
110 percent in the southwest interior. The greatest amount of
precipitation at the climate stations for the mountains, coast and
interior lowlands was 3.08 inches at Snoqualmie Falls in the
Cascades foothills, 2.66 at Clearwater, and 2.22 inches at Grays
River in the southwest interior.

For eastern Washington, the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 98 percent in the Okanogan region to 193 percent on the
eastern slopes of the Cascades. The greatest amount of precipitation
at climate stations for the mountains and lowlands was 1.96 inches
at Winthrop on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, and 2.24 inches
at Newport in the northeast region.

The outlook for August and beyond for Washington state, for the next
two weeks the outlook is for near normal precipitation. The monthly
outlook for August calls for below normal precipitation for all of
Washington. The three month outlook for August through October calls
for equal chances of above, below or near normal precipitation for
nearly all of Washington, except for below normal precipitation for
the extreme southeast corner of the 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.

                         July water year past 3 past 12
                         2016 to date months months
western Washington
coast 87 113 69 115
Olympics 73 114 73 115
northwest interior 58 112 69 114
Puget Sound lowlands 77 125 68 127
southwest interior 110 114 72 113
west foothills casca 105 117 81 117
Cascades west 92 120 83 120

Eastern Washington
east slopes Cascades 193 135 90 131
Okanogan 98 120 90 114
Central Basin 147 127 106 121
northeast 103 118 88 112
Palouse and blue mtn 114 108 84 101



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 2.17 110 101.50 109 111.77 113
Hoquiam 0.37 32 74.49 116 79.02 118
Bellingham 0.37 35 36.87 115 42.97 123
Seattle 0.72 103 47.95 137 52.06 139
Olympia 0.62 98 60.24 127 63.98 128
Longview 0.57 69 52.87 118 54.56 114

Concrete 1.26 80 73.89 113 80.53 116
Snoqualmie fall 3.08 225 70.35 121 75.70 123
randle* 1.27 105 62.05 116 66.72 118
Diablo dam 0.99 63 77.63 107 85.48 112
Stampede Pass 1.19 77 99.77 132 105.57 131
Paradise 2.47 127 142.38 128 149.15 127

Winthrop 1.96 261 20.99 152 21.19 145
Stehekin 0.74 121 47.90 139 48.75 135
Leavenworth 1.44 369 37.75 158 38.16 152
Mount Adams 0.22 49 58.56 133 59.89 131
Wenatchee 0.26 76 11.16 130 11.58 130
Yakima 0.22 100 10.54 138 10.56 129

Coulee Dam 0.58 91 12.60 125 12.69 122
Lind 0.37 109 12.04 133 12.66 130
Republic 1.64 126 20.74 136 21.56 128
Spokane 0.27 42 15.00 98 15.70 96
Pullman 0.75 57 19.71 117 20.55 104
Dayton 0.97 206 18.93 106 19.98 105

* = estimated


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