Friday, February 6, 2015

Seattle - where the skies are beautiful ... sometimes

A Beautiful Sunrise - taken from my kitchen window.
Seattle and the Pacific Northwest generally have a wet climate, normal rain for our area is 37"per year.

It rains in Seattle at least 50% of the time, with the heaviest rain periods between January & May and between October & December. June, July and August are our dryest and warmest months.

Temperatures in the summer usually hover around a pleasant 75, though we also have been known to suffer through weeklong heat spells in the high 80s or low 90s.

In the winter, Seattle may see a handful of snow days per year: the last major snow event in Seattle was in 1997, when we were snowed in for a week with several inches. However, in the winter of 2006/2007, the Puget Sound area experienced a number of damaging winter storms, lowland snow, wind storms, and a weeks-long string of below-freezing days -- it remains to be seen whether this winter is an anomaly or part of a larger climatological shift caused by global warming.

Seattle summer climate tends more toward the dry than the humid -- we get occasional summer thunderstorms, but not many, and tornados are rare.

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