Friday’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.