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