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Dry hot September leads to more of the same for October 1-11!

“The calendar says it’s October but the forecast will feel like August – sunny and mild today”
Credit: NWS Seattl
It hasn’t been this hot since 1987. Will rainy season ever start in the South Sound?

From The Olympian:
It’s only reached 80 degrees in October 11 times since 1923.

Following one of the hottest Septembers on record, the greater Seattle area will soak up more sunshine and above-average temperatures to kick off October. The area has never experienced consecutive 80-degree highs this month, according to the National Weather Service, and September hasn’t been as warm as it was since 1998. Prior to that dot-com heat, similar Septembers landed in ‘67 and ‘57. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport recorded 23 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit last month. The 74.7 degree average garnered September 2022 the recognition of fourth warmest in more than three decades.

This ‘lil heat wave will last for a beaming 11 days. Tacoma temperatures are forecast to exceed 70 degrees today through — drumroll — Tuesday, Oct. 11. The likelihood of rain between now and then is slim, with an 8 percent or lower chance every day except Sunday, Oct. 9, when the percentage hikes to just 14 percent. Two days later it hops modestly to about a quarter.

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Posted by Steve on October 2, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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