Statewide conditions

Updated Dec. 13, 2019

As the state's lead agency for water supplies, we pay close attention to multiple data sources and monitor them closely. The Office of the Washington State Climatologist serves as a credible and expert source of climate and weather information for the state. Their monthly newsletter reviews the previous month’s data and provides an outlook for the coming weeks.

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There are 27 watersheds and 23 counties in Washington state under a drought declaration that expires April 4, 2020.

November summary:

November temperatures were near-normal throughout most of the state, with some exceptions. Notably, higher elevation locations, such as the Cascade Mountains and Olympic Mountains, were warmer than normal and the Lower Columbia Basin was colder than normal. Precipitation, on the other hand, was consistently much below normal statewide.