Archive for June, 2012

A Wet Finish to a Wet Month

Filed in Rain Posted on June 28, 2012 8:36 pm by 0 Comments
A Wet Finish to a Wet Month

We might as well end the month the way we started it.

On a gloomy note.

Similar to the first day of June, when .26” of rain fell, roughly a quarter-inch of rain is in the forecast for Saturday. The moisture is due to arrive early in the morning, courtesy of a weak front limbering across Western Washington—and it should stick around for the better part of the day. So much for Saturday.
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June Now Seattle’s Sixth-Wettest

Filed in Rain Posted on June 24, 2012 6:49 pm by 0 Comments
June Now Seattle’s Sixth-Wettest

For all you rain-weary Seattleites, it could be worse.

It could be June 1946.

3.90 inches of rain swamped Seattle that month, setting the all-time record for rainfall in June. (The average precipitation for the month is a mere 1.57 inches.) By comparison, the first 24 days of June this year have seen 2.81 inches—tying 1984 as the sixth-wettest June. In other words, while this month has been quite wet by normal standards, it hasn’t been historically wet.
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Cloudy and Cool—Sound Familiar?

Filed in Clouds Posted on June 21, 2012 8:15 pm by 0 Comments
Cloudy and Cool—Sound Familiar?

The clouds just can’t get enough of us.

First, our promised two-day stretch of clear skies turned into filtered sunshine and haze. Now, a thick blanket of clouds is poised to move into the region, snuffing out any remaining hope for a halfway-decent Friday.

Oh, and this latest round of clouds will stick around for the balance of the weekend.
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Summer Weather to Arrive on Schedule

Filed in Sun, Warm Weather Posted on June 18, 2012 1:51 pm by 0 Comments
Summer Weather to Arrive on Schedule

Mother Nature is trying to make amends.

After bringing us weather more befitting for March at the start of June—in the form of heavy rain and temperatures in the 50s—she’s set on kicking off summer with, well, summer-like weather. As in sunshine and highs in the 70s.

We just have to get through another day of clouds and rain before the reparations begin.
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As Muggy As the Midwest

Filed in Humidity Posted on June 16, 2012 5:35 pm by 0 Comments
As Muggy As the Midwest

What is this, the Midwest?

At 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, the dew point in muggy Seattle stood at 63 degrees, matching that of Kansas City. The sticky air in Seattle was also comparable to several other Midwestern cities, including Chicago, St. Louis and Cleveland, where dew points hovered in the lower 60s.
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Like Clockwork

Filed in Clouds, Rain Posted on June 14, 2012 1:10 pm by 2 Comments
Like Clockwork

By now, you know the drill.

Several days of cloudy, cool weather—often accompanied by a persistent drizzle—are followed by one sunny, warm day. Then, seemingly as soon as the last rays of sunlight duck behind the horizon, the clouds rush back in—and the next morning dawns cool and gray. Ditto for the following day. And the one after that.
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