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Seattle Sees Wettest Day in 3 Months; More Rain to Come

Filed in Rain Posted on February 17, 2014 10:47 am by 2 Comments
Seattle Sees Wettest Day in 3 Months; More Rain to Come

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 […]

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Not So Fast: Olympic Rain Shadow Holds Back Wet Weather

Filed in Rain Posted on March 14, 2013 1:19 pm by 2 Comments
Not So Fast: Olympic Rain Shadow Holds Back Wet Weather

Maybe we should just dub it the forecast wrecker? The Olympic rain shadow turned predictions for a deluge of rain upside down this week, ensnaring the Seattle metro in a web of dryness the majority of the time. Instead of 2 inches of rain in 72 hours, we collected just 0.22—an amount barely worthy of […]

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Drenching Rains, Then Snow?

Filed in Rain Posted on January 6, 2013 11:52 am by 0 Comments
Drenching Rains, Then Snow?

The joking ends Tuesday. Over the past 10 days, we’ve been teased with spits and spats of rain—a burst of precipitation here, a passing shower there—but nothing substantial and widespread has affected the region. That all changes in the next 48 hours, with the arrival of a powerful storm system bent on delivering some serious […]

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A Damp Day, Bookended by Dryness

Filed in Rain Posted on December 9, 2012 2:00 pm by 0 Comments
A Damp Day, Bookended by Dryness

Two out of three ain’t bad, right? Light rain has interrupted the dry weather that began in the metro area yesterday—the first rain-free day of the month in Seattle—but it’ll be gone by the time Monday rolls around, giving us our second dry day of the past three. Going back even further, it’s been relatively […]

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Shelter From the Storm: The Olympic Rain Shadow

Filed in Rain Posted on December 6, 2012 3:51 pm by 0 Comments
Shelter From the Storm: The Olympic Rain Shadow

Forget the umbrella. The Olympic rain shadow has us covered. Upper-level winds over Western Washington are blowing straight from the west today, placing the Olympic Mountains directly in the path of rainfall intended for the Seattle-to-Everett corridor. When that happens, precipitation that would otherwise reach the metro area is wrung out along the western slopes […]

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Seattle’s Rainiest Day

Filed in Weather Records Posted on October 21, 2012 4:10 pm by 5 Comments
Seattle’s Rainiest Day

Sure, it rained yesterday, and sure, it rained pretty hard in some spots. Boeing Field, after all, saw .18 inches from a midday thunderstorm, and heavy showers pounded areas north of Everett as a strong line of storms—including a waterspout by Whidbey Island—moved through. Compared to what fell from the sky nine years earlier, however, […]

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