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How Much Rain Did the Olympic Peninsula Get in 2013?

A Dry year: 2013 Olympic Peninsula Rainfall Totals and Percent of Normal

The Lake of the Angels Trail

The Lake of the Angels Trail

 

2013 was a dry year for the Olympic Peninsula, with every city receiving far less rain than their yearly average. We started the year out with tons of snow in the mountains of the Olympic National Park and even had a pretty wet spring rain season. However, once the summer started, the moisture left the area and the rainfall totals basically remained stagnant. In school, we received letter grades based in percentages. If we apply the same method to rainfall amounts in 2013 compared to average years, 2013 will get a low C in nearly every town and city.

In this dry 2013, we have seen a non-existent snow-pack in the Olympic Mountains, which impacts nature, tourism and water consumption. The good news? This is the Olympic Peninsula, where days of 6 inches of rain are common. Winter has just started and hopefully we see a snowy, cold and damp winter and spring.

REGIONAL WEATHER DATA FOR 2013

Forks, Wa

Highest Temperature: 91 Degrees Fahrenheit
Lowest Temperature: 15 Degrees Fahrenheit
Rainfall For 2013: 88.66 inches
Average Rainfall: 121.76 inches
Percent of Normal: 72.8%

Port Angeles, Wa

Highest Temperature: 84 Degrees Fahrenheit
Lowest Temperature: 18 Degrees Fahrenheit
Rainfall For 2013: 19.76 inches
Average Rainfall: 25.57 inches
Percent of Normal: 77.28%

Shelton, Wa

Highest Temperature: 93 Degrees Fahrenheit
Lowest Temperature: 8 Degrees Fahrenheit
Rainfall For 2013: 48.04 inches
Average Rainfall: 66.2 inches
Percent of Normal: 72.57%

Aberdeen, Wa

Highest Temperature: 87 Degrees Fahrenheit
Lowest Temperature: 16 Degrees Fahrenheit
Rainfall For 2013: 50.11 inches
Average Rainfall: 84.5 inches
Percent of Normal: 59.3%

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK SNOWFALL DATA

 LINK: http://exotichikes.com/the-2013-14-snowpack-for-the-olympic-national-park/

The Olympic National Park from Hurricane Ridge.  Where is all the snow?

The Olympic National Park from Hurricane Ridge. Where is all the snow?

Source:

http://www.wunderground.com/history/

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