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April rains came late, fell hard

Daily rain the last week of April, 24-30, totaled 1.7 inches at the Washington State University weather station on Memorial Highway. One inch fell April 28 and 1.25 inches came down April 28-30. It was 64% of the month's rainfall of 2.6 inches.

While that was 3.7% under the century average of 2.7 inches, it was almost an inch more than in 2023 and the first year of over 2 inches of April rain since 2019. Still, this is the second month in a row of below-average precipitation. March's two inches was an inch below that month's century average.

There was a slug of rain April 6-9 totaling 0.6 inch...


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