Tag: Seattle Rain November 2012

November’s Rainy Finale; More Wet Weather Ahead

Filed in Rain Posted on December 2, 2012 1:43 pm by 0 Comments
November’s Rainy Finale; More Wet Weather Ahead

Talk about going out with a bang.

Heavy rain moved through Seattle in the waning hours of November, dousing the city with 1.40 inches of precipitation on Friday—an amount surpassed this year only by the 2.13 inches of rain that fell on Nov. 19. The somewhat unexpected downpours (forecast models had been calling for only half an inch of rain) boosted Seattle’s final November rainfall total to 8.28 inches—giving us our wettest month in almost two years.

In addition, prior to the cold front’s arrival Friday afternoon, blustery winds out of the south kicked the mercury at Sea-Tac up to 59 degrees—a new record high for the date. (The previous mark was 57, set on Nov. 30, 1951.)
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40 Inches and Counting

Filed in Rain Posted on November 29, 2012 3:33 pm by 0 Comments
40 Inches and Counting

Here’s to 40 and beyond.

Moderate rain showers hit Sea-Tac Airport earlier this afternoon, lifting the total precipitation observed in Seattle this year above 40 inches—some 2.5 inches higher than the yearly norm, with a month and a day to go. With the rainy pattern that began yesterday expected to remain in place well into next week, we’ll continue to pad our 2012 rainfall stats as the calendar turns to December, possibly reaching 42 inches by the end of next week.

However, as impressively soggy as the year has been—despite the fact that we saw the driest two-and-a-half-month period in Seattle history earlier this year—it’ll take a fairly wet December for 2012 to one-up the 46.99 inches that fell just two years ago.
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2012 Rainfall Nearing 40 Inches

Filed in Rain Posted on November 25, 2012 6:57 pm by 0 Comments
2012 Rainfall Nearing 40 Inches

The big four-oh is almost here.

The only question: Will Seattle reach 40 inches of rain for the year on Wednesday or Thursday?

Our recent soggy weather—including the record-setting 2.13 inches that drenched the city on Nov. 19, and the 1.26 inches that fell on Friday—has pushed Seattle’s 2012 rainfall total to the brink of 40 inches, with 39.84 inches the official tally through today. After a pair of sunny, dry days tomorrow and Tuesday, light rain is forecast to return sometime on Wednesday, with an additional rainmaker arriving Thursday.
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Dry Times Ahead

Filed in Rain Posted on November 23, 2012 12:48 pm by 2 Comments
Dry Times Ahead

Really? The rain couldn’t hold off just a little longer?

Very light rain fell in the 11 o’clock hour last night, ruining Seattle’s chances of bagging a completely dry November day for just the second time this month. With a trace of rain officially recorded for Thanksgiving 2012—and .71 inches already today—Nov. 15 remains the month’s sole dry day, having gone from beginning to end without a drop of rain.

Thankfully, it’ll have plenty of company soon.
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Nov. 19—Seattle’s Dampest Day in Nearly Two Years

Filed in Rain, Weather Records Posted on November 20, 2012 1:42 pm by 3 Comments
Nov. 19—Seattle’s Dampest Day in Nearly Two Years

So that’s what 2-plus inches of rain feels like.

Sea-Tac Airport measured a whopping 2.13 inches of precipitation yesterday, giving Seattle its first 2-inch daily rainfall in almost two years. While in recent times we’ve typically seen one 2-inch rain day a year (it’s happened on 10 occasions since 2000), that wasn’t the case in 2011. Last year’s wettest day constituted “only” 1.76 inches—handing Seattle its first year without a 2-inch rainfall since 2004, and making yesterday’s drenching all the more memorable. (Our last 2-inch-plus day came on Dec. 12, 2010, with 2.19 inches.)

The 2.13 inches of rain easily broke the mark for the soggiest Nov. 19 at Sea-Tac, besting the 1962 record by .90 inches. At the National Weather Service office in Sandpoint, it was even wetter—with the 2.60 inches that fell Monday more than doubling the previous record of 1.16 inches for the day, set there in 2003. (Rainfall measurements have been taken at the Sandpoint office since 1986.)
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Rainiest Day of the Year Looms; Even Wetter in Oregon

Filed in Weather Records Posted on November 18, 2012 12:57 pm by 0 Comments
Rainiest Day of the Year Looms; Even Wetter in Oregon

Didn’t we just have our wettest day of the year?

It’s been less than three weeks since Seattle was drenched with 1.36 inches of rain on Oct. 30—beating out the 1.09 inches that fell on Jan. 29 for the honor of 2012’s wettest day. Now, only half a month later, a strong November storm is poised to bear down on the region later tonight into tomorrow, inundating Puget Sound with up to two inches of rain.

With the majority of the rain expected to fall tomorrow, Monday is likely to eclipse Oct. 30 as the soggiest of the year, with a good inch-and-a-half dousing for Seattle. The day is also likely to end up as the wettest Nov. 19 on record at Sea-Tac Airport, with the current mark of 1.23 inches from 1962 almost certain to fall.
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