Thursday, August 31, 2006

I Think I Had Already Figured This Out

I just got this little weather tidbit from my favorite Seattle weather guys at KOMO TV.  I already knew this however, since I've been tired of dragging hoses around now for weeks and weeks.   But here's the official update on the weather for this part of the world.  (And there are people out there that think it rains in Seattle 380 days a year !)  


Dear Linda,
Midnight tonight will make official what many of you have already figured out -- especially those in south King County that have had to use garden hoses to keep brush fires back -- it's been a very dry summer.

We are finishing up what will be the second driest July-August in Sea-Tac Airport history, with just a paltry 0.08" since July 1st. (Of course, there are some other spots around here that have been wetter -- remember, Everett got three times that amount over the past two days alone.) The driest summer ever was in 1967, which had just 0.03". It will also be the second-driest August ever (0.02), tying 1967 and just missing 1974's 0.01".

The good news for those rain fans tapping their feet wondering where our usual Seattle weather went, in those aforementioned years, the autumn's have been pretty wet. So hang in there.

In the meantime, it's back to sunny and warm as we build in yet another warm stretch just in time for the weekend.

Sunny skies will be the rule Friday, with afternoon temperatures climbing to around 80.

The weekend sunny streak continues this weekend (it must be a historic dry streak if even a three-day weekend can't bring rain) with even warmer temperatures into the mid-upper 80s both Saturday and Sunday. So bring plenty of sunblock and water for your outdoor activities (don't forget -- Bumbershoot is this weekend.)

We'll cool down just a hair for Monday to the low 80s, before we get back to the more usual 70s for the rest of the week. But still no real rain in sight through the next week.

Let's just hope we don't have to wait for fall to officially start to get that rain back :)

Updated Thursday 3:20 p.m. more...
KOMO 4 Weather Producer Scott Sistek


mawmellow said...

Bumbershoot is quite the festival from what I hear.  My boyfriend's son lives in Seattle and they always take it in.  Lots of venue.  

yakima127 said...

I think I knew it, too.  I hope we don't make it all up in the fall, though...Jae

lv2trnscrb said...

wow, Linda; that is not much rain all summer. And I thought it was always raining and cloudy in Seattle. Hope you get the much needed fall moisture


jeadie05 said...

We had a lovely hot July ,then its rained on and off all August ,.,.,.,Jan xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))Hope all is well.Wow,I thought it had always raiend there to.You know that movie,Sleepless in you watched that movie?I hope you will get some rain before the fall.Here in Maryland,it is raining,pouring down raining.We sure did need it to.Have a good weekend.

jlocorriere05 said...

You're welcome to our rain if you want it! We've had wind, rain, mist and cold all weekend! Please send me your sunshine!! Jeannette xx