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Recent rainfall no match for earlyseason deficit

first_imgFriday’s rainfall ensured that June will be the fifth straight month of above-normal precipitation in Vancouver.Surprised? The recent rains have come amid continued talk of parched conditions across the western United States. The Northwest has partially made up for an extremely dry fall and winter but not nearly enough.Even with a wet spring, Vancouver’s rainfall total for the water year beginning Oct. 1 remains a whopping 9.5 inches below normal, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.A bone-dry stretch from October through January gave the region a big precipitation deficit early in the season. The trend was particularly evident in December, which saw just 1.52 inches of rain in Vancouver, according to the weather service. (The normal amount for that month is almost 7 inches.)“The peak months, we were definitely well below,” said Liana Ramirez, a weather service meteorologist in Portland. “It’s definitely rare. We don’t see this very often.”The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s drought monitor categorizes almost half of Washington as “abnormally dry” as of this week, including much of Clark County.last_img read more

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Related Skyscanner Travel Podcast we are now reco

first_img RelatedSkyscanner Travel Podcast: we are now recording!Behind the scenes of the Skyscanner Travel PodcastLife at Skyscanner Singapore: listening to the localsSkyscanner may have been born in Scotland, but it’s long since spread across the seas. Sam Baldwin reports from our Singapore office…11 ways to work abroad: Skyscanner travel podcast #05From busking to ‘WWOOFing’, we explore 11 ways to make money abroad in the new edition of the cult Skyscanner travel podcast. In this special episode, recorded in Skyscanner’s Singapore office, host Sam Baldwin is reunited with original Skyscanner podcaster Sam Poullain (now based in Singapore) and we also invite special guest Dave Boyte (Market Manager Australia and NZ) to give his antipodean angle on travelling around South East Asia.We discuss everything you need to know about travelling in this fantastic part of the world, from visa requirements, to the best ways to get around, how to avoid typical scams and what to bring. We also feature Skyscanner Design chief, James Ferguson, who reveals a Holiday Hell experience on the high seas.Note: this podcast was recorded from a single microphone in our Singapore office (which isn’t always very quiet) so please excuse the occaisional less-than-perfect sound quality.To listen, just press play below, or download it to listen later. All Skyscanner podcasts are also available free on iTunes. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98246641ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more