Welcome to the warmest day of the year.
Today’s high temperature at Sea-Tac Airport reached 74 degrees, besting our previous record for 2012 of 70, set only two weeks ago. The warmth isn’t going anywhere, either—temperatures tomorrow will only be a notch or two cooler, giving us our third April day in the 70s. For comparison’s sake, Seattle didn’t even hit the 70-degree mark until May 20 last year. Talk about what a difference a year makes…
Haven’t done your taxes yet? Spent the past two sun-splashed weekends hanging outside, instead of with your 2011 tax return?
Worry not, procrastinators. A timely assist from Mother Nature is on the way. Come Monday, you won’t be able to neglect the IRS in favor of an outdoor stroll—because you won’t want to be outdoors. That’s right, rain—perhaps the most we’ve seen so far this April—is headed back to Western Washington tomorrow.
Normally, being classified as below average isn’t a good thing.
You don’t want to be known as a below average student, or a less-than-stellar employee. You don’t want to be labeled a subpar sports team (Mariners, anyone?) or a second-rate diner.
When it comes to weather, however, it isn’t so cut and dry. The below average temperatures Seattle had in March? Terrible. The below average rainfall we’ve experienced so far this month? Awesome.
On Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, amidst blazing blue skies, Seattle soared to a daily record high of 80 degrees. Not surprisingly, nary a drop of precipitation fell in the rain gauge at Sea-Tac Airport. Since then, however, seven Easters have come and gone—and all have featured rain.