Tag: Pacific Northwest Rainfall

No Fair: Cool, Rainy Weather Coming Back

Filed in Rain Posted on March 24, 2014 2:27 pm by 0 Comments
No Fair: Cool, Rainy Weather Coming Back

Can’t we drag this out a little while longer?

Dry weather is engulfing the region for the fifth straight day, with patches of blue sky peeking out from the haze—enough to ignite a burst of spring fever up and down Puget Sound. Fresh off the heels of our first rain-free weekend in two months, warmer air from the east is boosting temperatures into the lower 60s—about as balmy as we’ve been since last October.

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More Dry, Foggy Weather on the Way

Filed in Fog, Rain Posted on December 23, 2013 1:58 pm by 0 Comments
More Dry, Foggy Weather on the Way

Hope you took a good look outside at the raindrops this morning.

They were probably the last ones we’ll see this year.

After a long, drippy weekend, a cold front moved through Western Washington earlier today, bringing a final smattering of rain to the area ahead of what promises to be a lengthy stretch of dry weather. With high pressure seizing control for the next several days, precipitation will be scarce to nonexistent, ending 2013 the way it began—on a dry note.

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Warmer Through Monday, Staying Mainly Dry

Filed in Clouds Posted on December 15, 2013 2:33 pm by 0 Comments
Warmer Through Monday, Staying Mainly Dry

You almost don’t need a coat.

Cloudy skies and warmer air from the west have propelled temperatures north of the 50-degree mark for just the second time this month, with Seattle reaching 52 degrees earlier this afternoon. It’s been equally balmy elsewhere, with 53-degree readings in both Tacoma and Renton, while Whidbey Island also hit 52 and Bellingham cracked 50.

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More Rain Mid-Week, Sun in the Cards Friday

Filed in Rain Posted on May 27, 2013 6:19 pm by 4 Comments
More Rain Mid-Week, Sun in the Cards Friday

The deck was already stacked against us to begin with.

Heading into the holiday respite, Seattle’s numbers weren’t pretty: 10 Memorial Day weekends since 2000 had featured rain on at least one of the days from Friday to Monday.

Make that 11.

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Seattle Sets Mark for Coldest High Temperature; Gradual Warm-Up Coming

Filed in Cold Weather Posted on May 23, 2013 9:45 am by 1 Comment
Seattle Sets Mark for Coldest High Temperature; Gradual Warm-Up Coming

What goes up must come down.

Two weeks after skyrocketing to a chart-topping 87, the mercury plunged in the opposite direction yesterday, peaking at just 52 degrees—the coldest high temperature ever observed in Seattle on May 22.

Previously, the record for the day belonged to 1984, when a soaking 0.67 inches of rain held the high to 54—but we slipped a few degrees lower Wednesday, thanks to a cold upper level low and some damp skies of our own. In fact, Seattle logged slightly over half an inch of rain yesterday, with the bulk falling during the morning—allowing us to keep a lid on temperatures for a good chunk of the day.

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Sun for Now, Rain for Mom

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on May 9, 2013 4:09 pm by 0 Comments
Sun for Now, Rain for Mom

You’d think, being a mom and all, that Mother Nature would have arranged for our sunny spell to extend through Sunday.

Unfortunately, with rain returning this weekend, a dry Mother’s Day isn’t in the cards.

Guess she figures Seattle moms have been spoiled enough recently?

Undeniably, it’s been a fantastic start to May across the region, with nary a raindrop recorded in the gauge at Sea-Tac Airport through the first eight—soon to be nine—days of the month. In addition, temperatures have surged above normal every day since May began, with even the foggiest of mornings—ahem, today—seeing ample sunshine by the afternoon. Boosted by Monday’s record-setting high of 87, the month is currently running close to 8 degrees above average—more on par with summer than spring.

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