By Ken Stern 

0.5 inch rain fell in August


September 6, 2023

The almost quarter inch of rain Sunday, like the 0.43 inch of rain that fell Aug. 29-30, with. 0.4 inches the 29th and 0.03 the 30th, may end Skagit County’s summer burn ban but is not alleviating the region’s drought. The 0.5 inch August rainfall total was 0.7 inches below the century’s average of 1.2 inches, making it the eighth driest since 2000 and one of 14 with less than an inch of precipitation.

August rainfall was 0.7 inches below the century average of 1.2 inches, 57.8%.

Seven of the driest years have been since 2014. Last year only 0.2 inches of rain fell in August. Still, f...

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