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Old 12-12-2016, 08:41 PM
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The rain shadow is real but not the same as a giant tarp over the region.

It might well be raining in, say, Silverton, while Sequim and Port Townsend are sunny, partly cloudly, or gray but not rainy. Those two towns are the main beneficiaries of the rain shadow, though Port Angeles often gets some of the rain shadow effect also.

It is definitely not sunny 300 days of the year, as some boosters like to say. However, neither is it always gray and drizzly. Summers tend to be dry and sunny, and winters gray and damp, with only slight variations in temperature between seasons (compared with inland areas).

If you hate cold or snow, it is a good place to be. You don't have to shovel rain.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Artistic Avi View Post
So true I once was checking out a list of all the weather near by me when I was living in the Kent/ Covington area, it was constantly updating from many sources and even included things like wind speeds. I was amazed by how different the temperatures were near by me. It was a really cold day but it was so much colder like a 5 or 10 minute drive away in an area that would have been in shade almost the entire day because of the hills that were near by. Made me realize just how different temperatures can be in a small area.
I only moved here recently(Spring time) but I feel like relying on any weather app or forecast is worthless outside of summer months. Like another poster said it's due to all the micro climates in the area. But I sometimes just check the weather app out of habit and a lot of times it's just wrong. I basically always just plan for rain outside of July/August lol. First half of September was alright I suppose as well.
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