The hits just keep on coming.
After a one-two-three punch of soggy storms Sunday through Tuesday, Mother Nature landed a fourth blow on Seattle early this morning, pummeling us with 1.26 inches of rain. The overnight soaking, our biggest since last September, pushed March’s rainfall tally beyond 3 inches on just the fifth day—already within striking distance of the 3.72-inch average for the entire month.
We’re sure being hounded.
A steady rain has stalked Seattle from dawn to dusk today, dropping over half an inch on the city amid chilly, overcast skies. Already, the soggy weather has made for our wettest day in two weeks—no small order, considering how damp February was. Unfortunately, even as Sunday winds to a close, there’s more moisture yet to come, thanks to a juicy warm front slinking in from the coast.
Our soggy February is ending on a dry note.
After 18 straight days of rain, the skies have stayed precipitation-free over Seattle since yesterday, with stormy weather targeting areas to the south for a change. The damage has already been done around Puget Sound, however—through today, we’ve collected a whopping 6.11 inches of rain at Sea-Tac this month. That’s good enough for the seventh-wettest February on record at the airport—and the most rain we’ve seen in a month since last September.
It’s a winter wonderland—up north.
Snow is falling from Whatcom County to the San Juans today as cold air blasts into the northern reaches of the state, colliding with a warm front shuffling east. Already, most of the Bellingham area has received over 3 inches, with additional bands of snowfall—heavy at times—expected through late tonight.
And on the 13th day, it rained some more.
Another front rolled through Western Washington early this morning, tossing a tenth of an inch into the gauge at Sea-Tac Airport—enough to extend our rainy stretch to 13 consecutive days. Not since Feb. 7 has Seattle notched a precipitation-free day—a first in a winter filled with an abundance of dry streaks.
Talk about flipping a switch.
Our persistently drier-than-normal weather pattern, in place since early fall, came crashing to a halt this past week, with Seattle logging over 4 inches of rain since last Monday—more than the average rainfall for all of February. At Sea-Tac Airport, 1.04 inches of rain fell on Sunday, making it the rainiest day for the city since early November—and the wettest February day since 2000.