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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, yesterday’s downpours were mere sprinkles.

Torrential rains swept through Seattle on Oct. 20, 2003, making for the wettest day in the city’s history. 5.02 inches of rain was measured in the gauge at Sea-Tac Airport, shattering the previous daily rainfall record of 3.41 inches from Nov. 20, 1959. The mark for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period was also easily broken, with the 3.74 inches that fell from Oct. 5-6, 1981 well over an inch shy of the October ‘03 deluge.
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Most Rainfall Since Dec. 12, 2010

Filed in La Nina, Rain Posted on November 22, 2011 8:00 pm by 0 Comments
Most Rainfall Since Dec. 12, 2010

Our first heavy rain event of the season has officially brought 1.56″ of rain (and counting!) to Seattle today–the most recorded since last Dec. 12, when 2.19″ of rain was measured.

Rainfall has diminished slightly since the downpours of mid-afternoon, as the heaviest precipitation has shifted north to the Everett area. Current model forecasts shift this heavy rain band back south through the metro area during the overnight hours, primarily between 1 and 4 a.m. (good news for those of you not wanting to drive to work in the pounding rain for the third straight morning).
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