“The Emerald City, as well as Washingtons state capital Olympia, and Astoria, Ore., experienced on Saturday their wettest ever September day as a powerful barrage of storms pummeled the area.”
“On Saturday, Seattles 1.71 inches of rain was the most to fall on the city in a single September day, beating the 1.65 inches set on September 22, 1978.
Olympias 2.93 inches smashed the previous record of 1.67 inches on September 17, 2010, and Astorias 3.16 beat the 2.26 inches which fell on September 16, 1997,” quoting Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor.
“The National Weather Service says a weekend storm has made for the wettest September on record in Olympia and the second-wettest in Seattle.
By 3 a.m. Monday the rainfall total at Olympia was 7.98 inches, breaking the old record of 7.59 set in September of 1978. The normal for the month is 1.71 in Olympia.”
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