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Seattle surpasses 6-month rainfall record in just 4 months
The Seattle Times ^ | 27-May-2014 | Paige Cornwell

Posted on 05/28/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by steve86

Seattle broke its record for rainfall from February through July last Sunday — with more than two months to spare, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Sunday, 22.87 inches of rain had fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since Feb. 1, surpassing the record set in 1972 when 22.81 inches of rain fell from Feb. 1 to July 31, weather-service meteorologist Josh Smith said Tuesday.

Fifteen inches is the average rainfall from February through July at the airport, which is where Seattle’s official weather data are recorded.

“Basically, we are well ahead of normal rainfall for February to July,” Smith said. “It’s not a special period, but it’s still pretty telling of how rainy it has been.”

Since February, the Seattle area has seen a larger than normal number of storm systems come through, and they dumped a lot of precipitation, Smith said. There weren’t as many high-pressure ridges as usual, which is what cleared the way for more storms.

So far this month, there have been three days with a half-inch of rain and one day with more than an inch, according to Weather Service data.

March, the rainiest month with 9.44 inches of rain, had eight days of more than a half-inch of rain and 20 days with at least some rain.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: seattle; weather
Meanwhile, on the other side of the state we're in the midst of a drought like much of the west.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

I wish we’d get rain here in Phoenix. Rained here (in my area, which is just the other side of Scottsdale) months ago and it was really just a light short sprinkle.

Rain? What’s that?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: steve86

I’ll be the first to state the obvious....The rain was caused by global warming. All them glaciers are melting and it is turning into rain.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy
All them glaciers are melting and it is turning into rain.

Ain't that the truth! / polar icecaps, too.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 1:05:28 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

New England area of the USA is a mess politically, all Democrats in most state like VT, MA, NY CT etc.

The one thing New England has that much of the country lacks is water.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 1:05:44 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
The one thing New England has that much of the country lacks is water.

Of course, we have some of that in Eastern Washington State, too. Columbia, Snake, Yakima, et. al. They still flow even during droughts, just not as fast or as deep.

6 posted on 05/28/2014 1:08:57 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

Great. Another wet Washington summer. No wonder I’m not as enthused about my garden this year, it’ll just get washed away. Hmmppff!


7 posted on 05/28/2014 1:32:46 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: steve86; GeronL

Too much climate changing! Go back! Go back!

We need more warming now!


8 posted on 05/28/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


9 posted on 05/28/2014 1:34:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: shelterguy

I thought this was cooling in a normally warm cycle caused by a heat inversion into the arctic region leading to...


10 posted on 05/28/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

...the dreaded Cascadian Hydro-Vortex.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT by Justa
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To: steve86

first time in 42 years? That certainly doesn’t indicate a pattern of increasing rain due to GW.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 1:42:26 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: steve86

Houston, Texas averages 50 inches a year.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 1:46:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: steve86
Dang, am I the first one to say, Global Warming/Bush"s Fault!
14 posted on 05/28/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: ansel12

Seattle usually just gets drizzle which doesn’t add up that much. But much greater proportion of the time precipitating in some fashion (in the winter) than Houston.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 1:53:52 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Pride in the USA
Oh noze! That much rainfall will make Seattle so heavy that it will tip over and sink into the ocean!


16 posted on 05/28/2014 2:03:12 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: shelterguy; steve86
Didn't you get the latest memo? It is no longer global warming, not even global climate change. Now it is Global Climate Disruption.

Guess that sounds more ominous. And it can fit anything that the left wants it to.

17 posted on 05/28/2014 2:06:40 PM PDT by BruceS
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To: steve86

I don’t think it has been that bad. We had some days of heavy rain, but we had a lot of nice days this winter and spring. I thought we were having a good weather year.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: steve86

Global wetting. If this keeps up the oceans are going to be full of water.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: steve86

Global Raining!


20 posted on 05/28/2014 2:16:13 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: steve86

To a Houstonian that used to live in Olympia and Tacoma, the lack of storms was maddening, it was always drizzling, but almost never really rained.

The 24 hour record in America, was 43 inches, on the outskirts of Houston.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 2:20:06 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12
The 24 hour record in America, was 43 inches...

Good God. Three and a half FEET of rain in 24 hours? Why is Houston still there?

22 posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

As a kid, I used to think that flooding was a normal result of rain.

In Junior High we almost drowned another school’s runner in a football game, we had a big pile up, and when we unpiled he came up gasping wildly, it seems his face had been buried in a large puddle of rain water.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 2:47:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: steve86

Rain? Seattle? Really?


24 posted on 05/28/2014 2:54:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase
Us too:

Mobile, Alabama Rainfall: Gulf Coast Communities Struggle Amid Record Flooding

And....we're The Rainest City In The US

25 posted on 05/28/2014 3:03:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: ansel12
I was living nearby in Bellaire when this happened...I believe Nolan Ryan lives in Alvin,Texas. My wife came home from work that day, down our street, in a canoe.

The Greatest 24-Hour Deluge In The US Ever

"Alvin, Texas, was deluged by 43 inches of rain in 24 hours from July 24-25, 1979, setting an all-time record 24-hour rainfall for the U.S."

26 posted on 05/28/2014 3:09:49 PM PDT by blam
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To: Mama Shawna

I guess you don’t need a sprinkler system for your yard like we in Houston do.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: blam

Yep, Nolan Ryan lived in Alvin, and my dad lived in Liverpool, he had some extraordinary flooding there where he lived on Chocolate Bayou, but it was a number of years before this 43” deluge, he also lived there during Carla, I was with him for that.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Houston, Texas averages 50 inches a year.”

And most years that is just in the form of humidity. LOL


29 posted on 05/28/2014 5:53:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 353FMG

Funny you should mention that...I was just contemplating one yesterday. Definitely have our share of water. Probably won’t need one, and can just use the sprinkler in late July - August.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 7:08:53 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: lonevoice

And this after NASA came out with a chart showing half the U.S. experiencing drought, including a huge part of Washington State. No drought in Washington State, period. NASA manufactured the data. Even our own Washington State Department of Climatology had their own 2014 chart that showed Washington State had a higher than average snow pack this winter and more rainfall than average so far.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 10:42:01 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Pride in the USA
No drought in Washington State, period

LOL Tell that to the winter wheat farmers in SE WA State.

WA State encompasses more than Puget Sound and the Cascades.

We are in drought here.

32 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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