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Old 03-14-2017, 11:12 PM
 
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@franklin42 - you bet!

@mondotime - guessing you weren't here that year (and I was off by a year - it was '98-'99). As a native, I can't tell you how many people glommed on to what some weatherperson spouted that became a pre-Facebook/Twitter meme. And I'm here to tell you that it indeed rained a ton, but that narrative made it sound like we lived in Macondo, when the reality was it was like this Feb/March extended by a month. The rain stopped, the sun shone, but it was certainly always wet.

That was the year that Mt. Baker set the GLOBAL all-time seasonal snowfall record with 1,140 inches of snow - 95 feet. The resort had to frequently close due to too much snow to dig out their chairs.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:20 PM
 
Location: 98166
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This February/March is what I was lead to believe was the norm from October-July 4th. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case so far. Like Salty said earlier, people will be complaining soon enough about how hot it is in a few months.
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:01 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This February/March is what I was lead to believe was the norm from October-July 4th....people will be complaining soon enough about how hot it is in a few months.
and DRY fire danger!

10 days w/o rain and blazing heat, the shallow rooted grass is tinder dry.

Never fear, keep the over-boots handy, more rain is brewing (after the wildfires have ravaged the state.)

and so it is...has been, will be ... LONG after you are 6ft under and pushing up daisies.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: 98166
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and DRY fire danger!

10 days w/o rain and blazing heat, the shallow rooted grass is tinder dry.

Never fear, keep the over-boots handy, more rain is brewing (after the wildfires have ravaged the state.)

and so it is...has been, will be ... LONG after you are 6ft under and pushing up daisies.

Sure thing!
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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I was trying to be clever by saying a rainy day is nice day too. Anyway, hope you enjoyed your day!
That's not clever to me. That's literally true for me. I look at the green on the mountainsides and think "Rain is why this IS the evergreen state"
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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I agree, SaltyDawg. The Pacific NW is up north - by hemispheric nature it's going to get colder. It's rainy because of the bowl created by the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Mountains. There's lots of natural upsides - the mountains so beautiful, the vivid green trees that are so tall and so beautiful. The waterways - Puget Sound and the whales - I could go on and on. Hey, I was born in Seattle, I was raised in Edmonds - us kids just learned to shoot baskets in the rain and wind and snow.


We played pinball inside - we read books, we played pool. And when the Sonic's, Seahawk's and Mariner's games were on the TV, I was there. Life is about positive attitudes. Negative attitudes cause depression and snuff out life.
Country is FULL of places with everlasting sunshine. Don't think anyone is imprisoned where cloudiness is prevalent. Get this nagging feeling people want certain things but hate to live with their prerequisites.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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As someone who grew up in New England and has lived way too long in the SF Bay Area with relentless sun and NO rain up until this year, I can't wait to live somewhere with relatively normal weather, where it's cold and wet in the winter and hot and wet in the summer (although from what I've read so far, not too much rain in the summer, bummer). My son says I'm the only person he knows who actually likes humidity (although Houston and New Orleans are over the top humidity-wise). I think it's unnatural for people to not be able to hibernate like bears in the winter time. Can't wait.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I just got a text from PSE, telling me that my gas bill is 27% higher than last year. I looked at it online, and the reason is obvious, the average daily temperature this year was 8 degrees colder. What does that mean for the summer? No one knows. We have seen hotter than "normal" summers, and some wet summers. We went through about 10 years when it would rain on July 4th, then be dry on July 5th all through August. Some years lately we have gone without rain through most of September, others it's rained through most of July. One of the good things about living here is the unpredictability, and the number of false alarms from the news weather people caused by the diverse topography. It just makes it more interesting.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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As someone who grew up in New England and has lived way too long in the SF Bay Area with relentless sun and NO rain up until this year, I can't wait to live somewhere with relatively normal weather, where it's cold and wet in the winter and hot and wet in the summer (although from what I've read so far, not too much rain in the summer, bummer). My son says I'm the only person he knows who actually likes humidity (although Houston and New Orleans are over the top humidity-wise). I think it's unnatural for people to not be able to hibernate like bears in the winter time. Can't wait.
Summers are very dry in the PNW.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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They always are compared to the east coast.
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