West Seattle Weather Watch: Of rainbows and rainfall

December 28, 2012 at 1:42 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 3 Comments

Just before sunset on Thursday, north West Seattle enjoyed a beautiful rainbow view. We received two photos from Alki – top, from Russ Walker; below, from Ginny Trethewey:

A few hours later, the Seattle office of the National Weather Service shared some stats on this year’s rainfall:

Today was the 176th day this year with measurable precipitation at Sea-Tac. This is the 8th-highest total on record at Sea-Tac. The record is 194 days in 1950. The least number of days on record at Sea-Tac – 120 days in 1987.

Since October 1st there has been 21.78 inches of precipitation at Sea-Tac. 5th-highest October 1st to December 31st total. The record is 25.06 inches, set in 1955.

And yet it also has been a year with a record dry spell – the longest period in which only .01 inches of rain was recorded – 81 days in late summer/early fall.

3 Comments

  1. Oh, quit bellyaching. You fail to point out that it has only touched freezing on two days in November and December, while average number of times for that period has been ’14′ in recent years.

    Got that? On twenty-two days in Nov-Dec, 2011 the temp. at SeaTac dropped to 32.0 – this year only twice so far.

    Comment by Wappler — 3:51 pm December 28, 2012 #

  2. Not bellyaching, “Wap,” just sharing the trends pointed out by the NWS. Thanks for noting the temp trend.

    Comment by WSB — 5:14 pm December 28, 2012 #

  3. Geez Wappler. You’re the one doing the bellyachin’.

    .

    What’s your problem?

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 8:20 pm December 28, 2012 #

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