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Statement as of 6:22 PM PDT on May 05, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Bellingham WA Airport...

A record rainfall of 0.42 inch(es) was set at Bellingham WA Airport
today. This breaks the old record of 0.41 set in 1993.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:15 PM PDT on May 06, 2015


April saw below normal precipitation for all of Washington
state... with nearly all areas east of the Cascades receiving less
than 50 percent of normal for the month. In regards to the water
year... most of the regions are seeing near to above normal values
with the exception of below normal values in the southwest interior
and northeast regions.

In western Washington... the monthly percentage of normal for
precipitation ranged from 63 percent in the northwest interior to 71
percent in the Olympics and western foothills of the Cascades. The
greatest amount of precipitation at the climate stations for the
mountains... coast... and interior lowlands was 7.26 inches at Forks
in the Olympics... 6.19 inches at Quillayute... and 3.37 inches at
Battle Ground in the southwest interior.

For eastern Washington... the percentage of normal for precipitation
ranged from 22 percent on the east slopes of the Cascades to 53
percent in the Palouse and Blue Mountains. The greatest amount of
precipitation at climate stations for the mountains and lowlands was
0.94 inches at Rosalia in the Palouse and Blue Mountains... and 1.43
inches at Newport in the northeast region.

The outlook for may and beyond... for the next two weeks the outlook
is for near normal precipitation for Washington state. The monthly
outlook for may is calling for below normal precipitation for the
western two-thirds of the state... with equal chances of
above... below... or near normal precipitation for the eastern third.
The three month outlook from may to July is calling for equal
chances of above... below... or near 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
2014 and ends 30 September 2015.

                        April water year past 3 past 12
                         2015 to date months months
western Washington
coast 66 102 92 101
Olympics 71 100 90 97
northwest interior 63 116 106 117
Puget Sound lowlands 69 98 100 102
southwest interior 66 89 84 92
west foothills casca 71 100 93 102
Cascades west 64 101 91 102

Eastern Washington
east slopes Cascades 22 96 71 95
Okanogan 26 100 75 97
Central Basin 30 91 80 87
northeast 46 88 90 90
Palouse and blue mtn 53 101 90 93



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.

                     April water year past 12 months
                inches pct inches pct inches pct

Quillayute 6.19 79 85.48 103 97.60 108
Hoquiam 3.22 63 57.25 100 69.40 112
bellingham* 1.62 63 31.30 117 41.32 125
Seattle 2.03 75 31.81 103 40.50 119
Olympia 1.92 54 38.85 91 47.86 104
longview* 2.51 66 31.28 81 39.74 91

Concrete 4.20 84 59.84 105 74.81 116
Snoqualmie fall 4.39 91 49.08 99 63.91 112
randle* 2.91 71 45.82 100 58.17 111
Diablo dam 2.45 51 71.02 109 82.64 115
Stampede Pass 3.30 63 59.60 90 74.85 101
Paradise 5.20 63 102.17 103 122.85 113

Winthrop 0.26 34 11.71 109 15.87 110
Stehekin 0.22 14 33.43 105 37.57 107
Leavenworth 0.42 38 21.86 102 24.09 99
Mount Adams 0.20 8 36.09 89 41.30 99
Wenatchee 0.30 57 5.66 82 7.65 87
Yakima 0.00 0 4.52 73 6.15 80

Coulee Dam 0.23 26 7.65 106 12.05 137
Lind 0.24 29 7.00 96 8.98 100
Republic 0.34 28 10.22 101 17.14 112
Spokane 0.53 41 10.64 90 14.06 92
Pullman 0.58 75 13.68 97 16.85 90
Dayton 0.70 41 13.14 92 16.71 98

* = estimated


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