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Old 07-11-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Not only are the ten day forecasts often wrong, they are also very incomplete. For instance, yesterday was supposed to be mostly cloudy. And it was cloudy until the afternoon, but it wasn't a dark cloudy. You could tell that the sun was out, just behind the clouds. I took a long walk and it was cloudy but not at all unpleasant. And then a few hours later the sun was out, and the sky was a mix of clouds and sun. It was a nice day, but some people would look only at the statistics and decide that it was cool and cloudy. It's a whole different thing to actually be out in it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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You could tell that the sun was out, just behind the clouds.
This is very funny!
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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It's always funny when I'm flying out of Seattle and it's overcast. As you come through the clouds and pow! There's the sun! It was there all along, we just couldn't see it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I would have loved to be in Seattle today. We hot 99 or 100 and our heat index hit 113F, and tomorrow may be hotter! And there's no relief in sight.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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This is very funny!
In the winter, at dawn, it's as if someone has lit a ten watt bulb. It's still pretty dark, all day, gloomy, bad. Yesterday, although it was cloudy, had a different element of lightness. It wasn't sunny, but it was fairly bright. Am I making sense, or off the deep end?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Am I making sense, or off the deep end?
No, IRA, you're way off the deep end.



I would classify yesterday as sunny (for Seattle) with lots of clouds around.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Today it actually rained a little bit, but it was still warm in the 60s and kind of bright earlier through the clouds.

Ira500, I agree about light in the winter. The low angle of the sun doesn't seem to penetrate the thick cloud cover quite enough to make it really bright on most days, ESPECIALLY around dawn and dusk.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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yesterday was very nice and pleasant
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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I just spent ten days in Indiana, and let me tell you how much it made me appreciate Seattle weather. It was so hot and humid there. I've only lived in Seattle for four months now, but I guess I've acclimated to the weather here pretty quickly. It was just miserable being outside last week, unless we were swimming (which we did a lot). I typically like hot weather, but I'm so glad to be back in the PNW where you can be out and about and enjoy the beauty, because you're not so hot that all you can think about is getting into the AC.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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That's good but let's see how you feel after spending two long, dark, wet nine-month-long winters here.
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