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Driest combined April/May on-record pressures water supplies –
Record-breaking 90+ degree heat forecast this weekend

– “Warm spring melting Washington’s snowpack while contributing to other problems”
* State saw record snowpack melting through a warm April and May
* West Side wildfire season off to an early start
* La Niña might bring a wet, cooler period by midautumn

” …officials will be grappling with the effects of the snowpack that dissipated rapidly from April 1 measurements of 110 percent or more of several historical norms. By mid-May, it had fallen to below 50 percent of normal in many of the same places.

A report released in November by the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group suggests that increasing feast-or-famine weather conditions — more intense precipitation, spaced further apart — are to be expected as Washington’s inheritance from global climate change,” by Derrick Nunnally, Tacoma News Tribune.
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– “South Sound could hit 90-plus degrees by Sunday”
* Average high temperature for June 4 and 5 is about 68 degrees
* Olympia expected to break record Sunday (93 set in 1978)
By Kenny Ocker, Tacoma News Tribune.
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– “Special Weather Statement: Southwest Interior for Southwest Interior, WA”
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Posted by Steve on June 2, 2016 at 7:29 am | Permalink

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