Dry weather is a now over.
Stacia Glenn in The Olympian:
“Thats quite a change from the 80-degree days that were part of the regions second-longest dry spell. The 48-day stretch began July 23 and ended Sept. 9, when a mere 0.01 inch of rain fell. The last raindrops were recorded Sept. 28, but it was just a trace.
Drizzle was so rare the past few months that August and September became the driest two-month period (0.03 inch) at Sea-Tac Airport for 65 years. Factor in June and it becomes the second-driest.”
UPDATE: Oct. 15, 2012
From Rolf Boone in The Olympian:
“The Olympia area had no measurable precipitation for 46 days, registering only 0.04 inches of rain on Aug. 26. Forty-six days is not a record for the area, but comes close to a 55-day streak of no measurable precipitation that ended on Aug. 13, 1960.
However, the Olympia area also had an 83-day streak of mostly dry weather that had 0.04 inches of rain or less this year, which began July 20 and ended Thursday, Burg said.
That breaks the record of 78 days, which ended on Sept. 8, 1967.