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By Ken Stern 

Not much August rain


September 9, 2020

SMOKE GETS IN OUR EYES – “It was a historically tragic day of significant fire growth that lead to multiple evacuations, homes and businesses lost, dust storms, traffic accidents, roads closed and thick smoky air across large parts of the state. Fires in Central WA made large runs, traveling many miles ... Heavy smoke is still being generated from the Inchelium and Cold Springs / Pearl Hill fires.” Reported Tuesday from Tuesday sunrise, Chilberg Rd. – Photo by Nancy Crowell

August was a dry month. The 0.64” was half this century’s average of 1.24”. There were 11 days without rain starting Aug. 9, then two rain days, with the most rain all month, 0.23”, Aug. 21, followed by eight days without rain.

August matched July, which had 0.60” of precipitation. Pretty dry.

Except for 0.10” rain on Aug 30-31, there have been 12 days without rain. More than 0.10” rain fell twice, 0.16” on the sixth and 0.23” Aug. 21.

2020 was the fourth driest August in the last 10 years, but only the ninth driest since 2000. Five of those years have been since 2011....

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