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Old 05-25-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by West_Raleigh_Guy View Post
Heck, it's not even that bad in Seattle.
Oh, yes it is.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Default Rain vs. Drizzle

Raleigh has more inches of total precipitation than Seattle, but Seattle has more days of drizzle.

Average Precipitation

Seattle - 34" a year over a 92-year period.

Raleigh - 41.8" a year over a 48-year period.

If you want to see NC rain, Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County is the place to be. They average 91.72" annually.

Weather Extremes | State Climate Office of North Carolina

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Old 05-26-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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I think it's relative also,
I live in "sunny" semi arid colorado and it's been such a strange year. Usually it would be 90 on Memorial day and it's been 55 and rainy. Who knows.......

I'd love to have some of that NC humidity!
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Raleigh has more inches of total precipitation than Seattle, but Seattle has more days of drizzle.
In the NW it doesn't usually rain hard like it does here in NC. Drizzle is an excellent term. But there are more grey wet days in the NW than NC. In the NW when it stops raining it's still grey. Here (especially the summer) it seems when it stops raining the clouds break and it's sunny again.

Since it's all relative and I think the OP is from Fla I'll stop commenting now, as anything I have to say is colored by days on end of wet grey, which isn't helpful.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:19 AM
 
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In the NW it doesn't usually rain hard like it does here in NC.
We had an amazing thunder and lightening storm in PDX this Saturday night, picking up an inch of rain in just an hour. THAT I can handle. Let it dump for a little while and then clear it on outta there!

I love thunderstorms, and this one reminded me of Raleigh. I'm looking forward to them.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk weather in the northeast in the
spring, summer, winter, and fall!
Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk in terms of weeks and not days!
Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk precipitation by the inch and not
the tenths of an inch!

Do we get a couple of days of clouds in a row, over the coarse of the year.
Yep!
Do we notice it?
Yep!
And do they give way to plenty of sunshine?
Yep!
Do we mind having those couple of day stretches?
Nope!

I'll take these couple of day stretches of clouds and
possible rain any day of the week, preferably a Monday and
Tuesday but Wednesday, Thursday are good substitute
days too! But in the time I have lived here after moving
from he northeast I never characterized the areas weather
as cloudy and dreary. Hot and humid or humid and hot, yes.

But as the song goes when its, Hot Hot Hot!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:12 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk weather in the northeast in the
spring, summer, winter, and fall!
Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk in terms of weeks and not days!
Cloudy Dreary days, let's talk precipitation by the inch and not
the tenths of an inch!

Do we get a couple of days of clouds in a row, over the coarse of the year.
Yep!
Do we notice it?
Yep!
And do they give way to plenty of sunshine?
Yep!
Do we mind having those couple of day stretches?
Nope!

I'll take these couple of day stretches of clouds and
possible rain any day of the week, preferably a Monday and
Tuesday but Wednesday, Thursday are good substitute
days too! But in the time I have lived here after moving
from he northeast I never characterized the areas weather
as cloudy and dreary. Hot and humid or humid and hot, yes.

But as the song goes when its, Hot Hot Hot!!

I hear ya, that's how it was in PA! That's what I'm trying to avoid. A couple days are fine, but weeks are not.
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