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Old 04-02-2011, 04:05 AM
 
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Default Does it rain more in Portland than Seattle?

Well does it?
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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No, a little less, 37.5" as compared to 44" in Seattle on average. If you don't like rain that difference isn't much.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Portland has an entirely different climate from Seattle. Seattle is on the water, and gets lots of fog. Portland is on the Columbia Gorge, and gets lots of wind. Seattle is wetter in the winter and cooler in the summer.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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Portland has an entirely different climate from Seattle. Seattle is on the water, and gets lots of fog. Portland is on the Columbia Gorge, and gets lots of wind. Seattle is wetter in the winter and cooler in the summer.
I live east of Seattle but work on the waterfront near downtown, and coming from the Bay Area I have to disagree about the fog. We do get some once in a while but not that much, and most often it's in the dead of winter when it's below freezing and results from the warmer water evaporating, and sometimes freezes on the road. Nothing like San Francisco/Oakland
or the Central Valley CA tule fog.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The difference is not the amount of rain, it is extremes of temperature. If you are near the Puget Sound it acts like a heat pump... suppresses hard freezes in the winter, high heat in the summer.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Less volume, more days. It just rained 30 out of 31 days in March. Portland averages more rainy days every year. Seattle gets more inches.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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Less volume, more days. It just rained 30 out of 31 days in March. Portland averages more rainy days every year. Seattle gets more inches.
Is that normal? or is march usually less rainy?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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A bit rainier this March. Some years we get a couple 70 degree days in March.
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