Posts Tagged ‘precipitation’

This Week’s Rain Only Slightly Helpful For NCW Summer Water Supply

Conservation and drought – two words you don’t to hear when forecasting the state water supply through September. Marcus Bellissimo reports this week’s rain meant good things for some areas of Central Washington at risk of drought this year. The lowland precipitation will help with soil moisture, but it won’t make up for the shortage…

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Latest Snowpack Readings Put 2016-17 Winter as ‘Average’

Washington experienced one of the coldest and driest January’s in the history of automated snowpack reading, according USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Temperatures were 20 degrees below normal and total precipitation accumulation was as low as 28 percent of average. Seven SNOTEL sites in Washington State set new record low precipitation accumulation and many more…

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