NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
FRI APR 4 2014
...RECORD WET MARCH AT 3 SITES IN E. WASHINGTON/N. IDAHO...
THREE COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVING SITES IN EASTERN WASHINGTON AND
NORTHERN IDAHO RECEIVED RECORD AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION IN MARCH,
TWO SITES IN NORTHERN IDAHO, SANDPOINT AND PLUMMER, SET NEW RECORDS
FOR WETTEST MARCH. SANDPOINT RECORDED 8.05 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION,
SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD OF 7.89 INCHES SET BACK IN 2012. PLUMMER
RECORDED 5.41 INCHES, WHICH SURPASSED THE OLD RECORD OF 5.23 INCHES
IN EASTERN WASHINGTON, STEHEKIN IN REMOTE CHELAN COUNTY SET A NEW
MARCH PRECIPITATION RECORD. OBSERVERS THERE RECORDED 7.04 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH, SURPASSING THE OLD RECORD, 6.24 INCHES
SET IN 2012.
SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS RECORDED TOP FIVE WETTEST MARCH RECORDINGS
AS WELL. SOME OF THE NOTABLE REPORTS WERE:
SITE MARCH 2014 RANK RECORD YEAR
BONNERS FERRY 5.25 2 6.04 2012
BAYVIEW 4.56 2 5.54 2012
COEUR D`ALENE 4.70 4 6.14 2012
HOLDEN VILLAGE 7.74 2 10.00 2011
MAZAMA 3.63 5 5.23 2012
NEWPORT 4.80 5 6.31 2012
PRIEST RIVER E.F. 6.04 2 8.12 2012
PORTHILL 3.32 4 4.50 1897
WALLACE 9.78 2 11.70 2012
ST. MARIES 7.09 2 7.77 1916
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