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45 days and counting – June 15 was last measurable precipitation here!
The record dry spell length is 55 days, set in 2017!
Heat advisory in effect through Saturday night!

A group of kayakers shares space with a pair of ducks near the Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, under sunny skies in Seattle. Photo: AP PhotoTed S. Warren

Today marks 45 consecutive days without any measurable precipitation

June 15 was the last day with measurable precipitation. The record dry spell length of 55 days was set in 2017. That broke the previous record of 51 consecutive dry days in 1951.

  • Ed. note: The dry season historically begins here after July 10th. This year, the last date of any measurable rainfall was June 15. There is no rain in the forecast for the rest of July. And August is usually the driest and hottest month.

Click here for the statistics from NOAA at Olympia’s Regional Airport. Then click in the month under View Station Data.

+ Heat Advisory from THU 11:00 PM PDT until SAT 11:00 PM PDT

The WA. Department of Ecology offers some of these water saving tips on its website:

  • Use a leak-free, high efficiency toilet, and use a wastebasket for trash.
  • Turn off the water while shaving or brushing teeth.
  • If you take a bath, plug the drain right away and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub.
  • Turn off the water while you lather when washing your hands.
  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator overnight instead of using water.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and make sure to use the appropriate water level or load size selection when washing clothes.

Posted by Steve on July 30, 2021 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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