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In over 120 years of record-keeping, we’ve never witnessed an April day like this before. Seattle soared to a jaw-dropping 89 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record for the hottest April temperature in the city’s history. The toasty reading easily beat the previous mark of 85 degrees, reached just four times before: once in 1976 […]
It’s been everything from abnormally warm to unusually dry to just plain wet over the past four years, but it sure hasn’t been snowy. In fact, Seattle is now suffering through one of the least snowy stretches in its history. A meager 5.4 inches of snow has fallen on the city the past four winters […]
Seattle sizzled last month like it never had before. July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded in Seattle, with an average temperature of 71.2 degrees—eclipsing the previous mark of 71.1 degrees, set back in August of 1967. The month featured an astonishing 10 days with high temperatures in the 90s—capped by a sweltering 95-degree […]
It was the best of winters. It was the worst of winters. After starting out on a semi-active note—an inch of snow whitened Seattle shortly after Thanksgiving, and a minor windstorm blew through two weeks later—Mother Nature has put the brakes on winter, with abnormally warm, sunny weather dominating ever since. Seattle just wrapped up […]
This time around, everyone got a piece of the pie. A strong October cold front blew through the Sound overnight, dumping a half-inch of moisture across the region and ensuring that no local rain gauges woke up starved. That’s in sharp contrast to what happened on Saturday, when a round of late-day thunderstorms drenched some […]
The calendar may read October, but the month has started off more like mid-August, with Monday marking the fourth consecutive day of 70-plus-degree temperatures in Seattle. While some can’t get enough of the never-ending summer, others are craving the return of our typical fall rains with every bone in their body. What’s your take?