August 2017 Washington State Climatologist Report

The Office of the Washington State Climatologist has just released their August, 2017 report which includes the July, 2017 climate summary, drought and streamflow update, and temperature and precipitation outlook.

Quick synopsis: For the month of July, mean temperatures were warmer than normal throughout most of the state with the exception of some coastal areas which were near average or slightly cooler than average. Precipitation was nearly non-existent with most of the state receiving less than 5% of the average amounts. It should be noted, however, that the state is usually quite dry this time of year. The outlook for August-October is calling for higher than normal temperatures and below normal amounts of precipitation throughout the State of Washington.