For Those Who Think It Rains All the Time in Washington State (Seattle)
I hear so many talk about how it rains "all the time" here in the Pacific Northwest. They speak about how "gloomy" it is, and all the various jokes that are told about living in our area. I really that people need to get their facts straight. It is 6:00 p.m. as I write this, and the outside temperature is currently 89F/32C.
The 10-day forecast for highs in my area is 83F/28C to 91F/33C, with no clouds in site. That means the night temperatures will be from 57F/14C to 63F/17C, which do not get that low until the wee hours of the morning.
I, for one, do not like it this hot. I moved up here because the temperatures were so mild, averaging in the summers 64-68F/17-20C in July.
For the last 10 days in June, we have averaged 3 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher than our average, without rain. It is straw-like dry and will be problematic this weekend with the 4th of July festivities.
We are all ready for some rain up here, but it could be a long time before we see some relief in sight.
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