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Old 07-28-2016, 05:51 PM
 
Location: From Sunny Honolulu to Rainy Puget Sound Area
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Prior to me moving here from sunny Hawaii, some of my friends and relatives joked that I will hate the winters here because of the cloudy/overcast weather, and that it "rains almost everyday" from late November to February (which to me, is complete BS, but I will find out this coming winter).

Since Portland Oregon is also a part of the Pacific Northwest, why isn't "rainy days" and "Overcast" skies associated with Portland?

The same I could ask for Vancouver, Canada. Doesn't it also rain a lot in Vancouver Canada during the winter time? I'm guessing Vancouver is more chilly/cold compared to Seattle during the winter time, because it's located further north, and is more near the Pacific Ocean. No?
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Portlandish, OR
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Since Portland Oregon is also a part of the Pacific Northwest, why isn't "rainy days" and "Overcast" skies associated with Portland?

it is.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As is Vancouver, BC.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:35 PM
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But we promote it to thin the herd.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:20 PM
 
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Could the Olympic Mountain range somehow affect us differently? Portland and Vancouver don't have the Olympics due west. I'm really not sure if we are more rainy.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:43 PM
 
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Vancouver BC, where the average house is double Seattle's price by several hundred thousands and income are not higher. Makes for a very strange mix in numbers.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Vancouver BC, where the average house is double Seattle's price by several hundred thousands and income are not higher. Makes for a very strange mix in numbers.
Many reports on the topic, with many of Vancouver's houses remaining empty after being purchased. Vancouver's real estate is essentially an alternative to an off-shore account.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Prior to me moving here from sunny Hawaii, some of my friends and relatives joked that I will hate the winters here because of the cloudy/overcast weather, and that it "rains almost everyday" from late November to February (which to me, is complete BS, but I will find out this coming winter).

Since Portland Oregon is also a part of the Pacific Northwest, why isn't "rainy days" and "Overcast" skies associated with Portland?

The same I could ask for Vancouver, Canada. Doesn't it also rain a lot in Vancouver Canada during the winter time? I'm guessing Vancouver is more chilly/cold compared to Seattle during the winter time, because it's located further north, and is more near the Pacific Ocean. No?
Yes, Vancouver is both wetter and colder.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Both Portland and Vancouver BC are wetter than Seattle, by a fairly wide margin. Seattle benefits from the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.

If our drizzly reputation keeps people away, I'm all for it. Whenever we have one of our spectacular summer days, I think, "Well, 500 tourists decided to move here today."
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:50 PM
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If our drizzly reputation keeps people away, I'm all for it. Whenever we have one of our spectacular summer days, I think, "Well, 500 tourists decided to move here today."
Exactly. Did you see that article I posted? On average almost 300 people are moving here per day? Think about that. Promoting the rain is all we have.
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