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By Ken Stern 

July dry: last rain on 11th


August 5, 2020

HOT, DRY AND DUSTY IN THE SKAGIT THIS JULY – The blue sky, hot days of August are continuing summer weather trends. Farmers were working their fields east of La Conner Friday, here off Chilberg Road. Rain report for July is on page 1. No surprise: there wasn’t much. We will reach 30 days without rain next week. – Photo by Sarah Walls

July started with 0.4” of rain the first three days, but that was a tease. There was almost 0.2” more on the 9th, and that was it: 0.6” rain for the month. After a whisper of wet on the 11th, the skies turned blue. There has not been measurable precipitation in 25 days. Rainfall was 10% below the month’s average rainfall of 0.67” in this century.

Still, this was only the tenth driest July this century. Less than 0.60” rain has fallen nine years, with six years below 0.11”. Seven of the 10 driest years have been since 2010. Less than 0.1” of rain fell five of those years.


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