Archive for May, 2012

Batting a Thousand on Saturdays

Filed in Sun, Weather Records Posted on May 24, 2012 8:30 pm by 0 Comments
Batting a Thousand on Saturdays

We’re about to go 4-for-4, Seattle. You know, bat a thousand.

Why?

No rain is expected this coming Saturday, meaning that all four Saturdays in May will go down in the books as completely moisture-free. Think about that for a moment. Nary a drop in the rain bucket, on Saturdays, in May, in Seattle.
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More Sun, Then Back to Rain

Filed in Rain, Sun Posted on May 17, 2012 8:07 pm by 0 Comments
More Sun, Then Back to Rain

Goodbye, sun.

See you again tomorrow.

After yet another round of afternoon sunshine, clouds have filled in across much of Western Washington, touching off some showers in the Seattle-Tacoma area. As we head into the overnight hours, the showers will slowly taper off, but the clouds will remain in place. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s.
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One More Shot at 80

Filed in Sun, Warm Weather, Weather Records Posted on May 13, 2012 7:52 pm by 0 Comments
One More Shot at 80

We’ll have to wait another day.

A persistent northerly breeze helped to keep temperatures in check today, preventing Seattle from recording its first 80-degree day of the year. Under ample sunshine, the high temperature at Sea-Tac still soared to 78—14 degrees above normal—but you had to go south of Tacoma to experience the 80s. (Olympia made it to 82, while Portland climbed all the way to 87.)
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First 80-Degree Mother’s Day in a Decade?

Filed in Sun, Warm Weather, Weather Records Posted on May 10, 2012 7:30 pm by 0 Comments
First 80-Degree Mother’s Day in a Decade?

Break out the sunscreen and fire up the barbecues, Seattle—a spectacular weekend is on tap.

After a couple of days of cooler temperatures (to wit, we missed tying the all-time record low for today by one degree), warmer weather is headed back to Western Washington, starting tomorrow. After a cool start to the day—overnight lows will bottom out around 40 degrees—we’ll make a quick recovery, zooming into the 60s by the lunch hour. High temperatures for the day will likely fall just shy of the 70-degree mark—making Friday the last day we’ll be under 70 degrees until next Wednesday.
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Seattle in Bullseye of Convergence Zone

Filed in Puget Sound Convergence Zone, Rain Posted on May 3, 2012 12:54 pm by 0 Comments
Seattle in Bullseye of Convergence Zone

It’s our turn to get picked on.

Typically, the Puget Sound Convergence Zone—which brings persistent precipitation to a narrow swath of land—affects the Everett area, bypassing Seattle and most of its suburbs. Every now and then, however, the Convergence Zone forms further to the south, placing the Seattle area directly in its crosshairs. Such will be the case over the next 36 hours.
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