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It’s a good thing I like the sound of rain

Posted by joeabbott on November 12, 2016

I’m not sure this image will come through, but it’s the monthly weather summary from October here in Seattle. The source is the Seattle Times and I’m sure it’s copyrighted but for a non-revenue generating, one-time use, I’m sure it’s fine to share.

Let’s take a look:


In terms of temps our highs and lows were a touch above “average”. And, in weather terms, the highs and lows are never average … the average being some mythical point between otherwise higher and lower temps. And so, the fact that we’re close to “average” suggested that the month was neither particularly hot nor particularly cool. Although we’re being told to brace for a wilder, colder winter here in the Pacific Northwest. We shall see.

But, the detail I wanted to draw your attention to is the rainfall. Yup, it was a “precipationy” month with four days posting accumulations of over an inch of rain and all within a 2-week period. We had a couple stretches of a few days without rain but getting damp or dragging an umbrella around was otherwise the norm. And speaking of norms … in the average October we get just about 3.5” of total rainfall but this year we had almost thrice that amount!

As I said … it’s a good thing I like the sound of rain, and especially good we’ve taken care of all our (known) water issues!

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you’re all staying dry!


One Response to “It’s a good thing I like the sound of rain”

  1. I feel like MN has had just about as much rain as Seattle!

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