As of May 16, Seattle Public Utilities reports that things are in good shape for this summer: snowpack in the Cedar/Tolt watershed are well above normal for mid-May, and the city’s reservoirs are above the long-term average for this time of year. We can thank all that precipitation over the extra-rainy April and May.
Eastern Washington is not so lucky; much of the eastern part of the state continues to be under drought conditions. Such is the weather pattern in our state: wet weather systems rolling in from the Pacific usually drop their rain and snow on the western side of the Olympics and Cascades as they are pushed up to cross over the mountain ranges.
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