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Rains/wind/cooler temps return this weekend after a four month drought!

Forecast rain accumulations Friday through Monday.
Credit: KING-5 TV News, NBC Seattle

Seattle to see more rain this weekend than past four months combined

Since June 18, Seattle has received only 0.55 inches of rain. It’s been one of the driest stretches in the city’s history.

From KING-5 TV News:

This past weekend was one of the warmest on record, with Sunday’s temperature at Sea-Tac Airport of 88 degrees registering as the second warmest October day in the 130 years of data recording and the warmest this late in the year.

Olympia and Bellingham also saw new daily high-temperature records over the weekend.

The latest on the drought and wildfire smoke

The rain is much needed as all of western Washington has dipped into drought conditions. The latest drought monitor released on Oct. 13 indicated all of the KING 5 viewing areas are within a moderate drought. 

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+ KING-5 TV News: Seattle’s air quality among the worst in the world due to wildfire smoke – Air quality around western Washington is severely diminished as wildfire smoke continues to permeate around the region.

Posted by Steve on October 19, 2022 at 11:13 am | Permalink

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