Tag: Pacific Northwest Rainfall

Warming Up and Drying Out

Filed in Warm Weather Posted on April 21, 2013 8:08 pm by 0 Comments
Warming Up and Drying Out

We’re overdue, and then some. Seattle hasn’t reached into the 60s since April 3, instead spending most of the month shivering under overcast skies and unrelenting rain. Fortunately, a change for the better is in the works, with sunshine and much warmer temperatures just around the bend.

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April Becomes Seattle’s 2nd-Wettest; Much Nicer Weather on the Way

Filed in Rain, Weather Records Posted on April 19, 2013 2:03 pm by 2 Comments
April Becomes Seattle’s 2nd-Wettest; Much Nicer Weather on the Way

Up the charts we go. It’s now the second-wettest April on record in Seattle, thanks to a stubborn storm system that has dropped nearly an inch of rain on the city since yesterday afternoon. As of 2 p.m. today, the official weather-reporting site at Sea-Tac Airport had received 5.45 inches for the month—edging this April […]

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Seattle Notches 3rd-Wettest April on Record

Filed in Rain, Weather Records Posted on April 14, 2013 6:19 pm by 4 Comments
Seattle Notches 3rd-Wettest April on Record

We’ve already earned a share of the bronze, and by Friday, we could be gunning for silver. In the wake of a spectacular hailstorm that blasted through Seattle yesterday afternoon, overnight rains pushed this month’s precipitation total to 4.54 inches, making April 2013 the third-wettest April (tied with 1993) on record at Sea-Tac Airport. The […]

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April Rain Tally Climbs Higher

Filed in Rain Posted on April 10, 2013 1:08 pm by 2 Comments
April Rain Tally Climbs Higher

Were this February, today would have tied for the wettest day of the month. Alas, it’s April, and a much higher standard for sogginess has been set. While it was intense at times, the 0.37 inches of precipitation that fell this morning at Sea-Tac was a far cry from the record-smashing 1.54 inches that deluged […]

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Stormy Saturday, Soggy Sunday on Deck

Filed in Rain Posted on April 5, 2013 12:57 pm by 0 Comments
Stormy Saturday, Soggy Sunday on Deck

While you were sleeping, the rain came back. After tapering off in the early evening yesterday, another batch of moisture rolled through Seattle overnight, dousing the city once more. The early morning soaking boosted 24-hour rainfalls totals to the one-inch mark in some parts of the city—especially north of the Ship Canal—while officially giving Sea-Tac […]

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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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