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Old 04-28-2016, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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For the 6 days a year it isn't cloudy and/or raining you mean?
Total exaggeration, but folks love to do that on here. Actually Seattle has some of the bluest skies due to the reflection off Puget Sound and lakes around the area.


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Old 04-28-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Total exaggeration, but folks love to do that on here.
Yeah, it was meant to be an exaggeration - hence the smiley face.

I've spent 6 weeks in Seattle (mostly 1 week at a time) for business trips and I don't think I EVER saw the sun once. Granted, my trips were not during Summer, but one or two of them were in late Spring or Early Fall (I remember it being "around" Summer) and it was just downright depressing every day. I guess I've just been unlucky, although I know 2 people who moved from Colorado to Seattle and both said that they missed the (fairly regular) sunshine terribly.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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And my sharing Perry Como was also meant to be an exaggeration. No harm, no foul!
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Total exaggeration, but folks love to do that on here. Actually Seattle has some of the bluest skies due to the reflection off Puget Sound and lakes around the area.
Then why does Arizona have such blue skies? I don't know if it has to do with water anymore lol.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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This is beyond my pay-grade. I always thought water creates bluer skies, but I don't know for sure. Perhaps some expert can clue us all in!
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:59 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Gulf Coast of FL two weeks ago; beautiful blue sky and white clouds with a low humidity/dewpoint. It was so striking, I got off my bike to take this phone pic.
Some of the bluest skies I've seen have been in the desert in Tucson and here in FL.
bluest skies in the united states-image.jpeg
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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Then why does Arizona have such blue skies? I don't know if it has to do with water anymore lol.
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This is beyond my pay-grade. I always thought water creates bluer skies, but I don't know for sure. Perhaps some expert can clue us all in!
I don't think it has anything to do with water. I found some articles which explain why the sky is blue (see below). It seems that it has to do more with how the atmosphere absorbs and reflects various wavelengths of white light from the sun. This might explain how the sky can be so insanely blue in Colorado due to there being less atmosphere and thinner air at high elevation. Not sure.


Why is the sky blue?| Explore | physics.org
Why Is the Sky Blue?
Why is the Sky Blue?
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I don't think it has anything to do with water. I found some articles which explain why the sky is blue (see below). It seems that it has to do more with how the atmosphere absorbs and reflects various wavelengths of white light from the sun. This might explain how the sky can be so insanely blue in Colorado due to there being less atmosphere and thinner air at high elevation. Not sure.


Why is the sky blue?| Explore | physics.org
Why Is the Sky Blue?
Why is the Sky Blue?
So, don't live in New Orleans since it's below sea level?
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Old 04-29-2016, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't think it has anything to do with water. I found some articles which explain why the sky is blue (see below). It seems that it has to do more with how the atmosphere absorbs and reflects various wavelengths of white light from the sun. This might explain how the sky can be so insanely blue in Colorado due to there being less atmosphere and thinner air at high elevation. Not sure.


Why is the sky blue?| Explore | physics.org
Why Is the Sky Blue?
Why is the Sky Blue?
charlatan! that guy spends most of his time at our scientist conventions stuffing his face with jelly-doughnuts, playing Ms Pac-Man down by the pool and stealing coffee packets and little soap bars from the housekeeping carts.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA >Austin, TX
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Yeah, it was meant to be an exaggeration - hence the smiley face.

I've spent 6 weeks in Seattle (mostly 1 week at a time) for business trips and I don't think I EVER saw the sun once. Granted, my trips were not during Summer, but one or two of them were in late Spring or Early Fall (I remember it being "around" Summer) and it was just downright depressing every day. I guess I've just been unlucky, although I know 2 people who moved from Colorado to Seattle and both said that they missed the (fairly regular) sunshine terribly.
I won't lie, I love Seattle but did miss the sun while living there. I lived there for about 20 years, most of my life (spent my childhood in Southern California). However, some years are cloudier and more gray than others. It really doesn't rain in Seattle as much as people think. But, there are a lot of cloudy, gray days. But when it is sunny out, it's truly glorious. It's pretty sunny during the summer and into the Fall.
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