Just How Dry Was The Summer?

Tools

By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - According to our new state climatologist Phillip Mote, this summer will go down as Washington's driest in a century -- if you factor in the whole state.

The state's rainfall for June, July and August was 70-to-85 percent below normal -- the driest since about 1895. Many places in Eastern Washington didn't get any rain during those three months.

Statewide, we received just 1.09 inches of rain this summer -- about 3 inches below normal.

The next driest was 1.43 inches in 1919.

In Seattle, we received 0.89 inches during those three months, a quick shower over the record driest 0.84 inches received in 1987.

Temperatures were about 2 degrees above normal, good for sixth-warmest in the past century.

Your Photos

YouNews First of Spring.... Mount Baker First of Spring.... Mount Baker
This is the Grand Lady of the north ...... all laden with the winters snow. What a site to see.
YouNews  Amazing Storm Cell Amazing Storm Cell
I took a few photos of the small but strong storm cell that toppled trees at Dash Point State Park. From our view we could see the cell rotating over Sea-Tac Airport. The colors were amazing, the cloud formations were beautiful.
YouNews Seattle Rainbow Seattle Rainbow
Evening rainbow from Queen Anne using fisheye lens, 17 April 2014