Despite this obvious gloomy climatic conditions, Seattleites are now bothered by the recent streak of both cloudy and soggy weather. Apparently, it has been like this for more than two months.
You might think that residents in Seattle enjoy its abundant rainy weather, but it is completely true? Thanks to television shows and movies like Grey's Anatomy and Sleepless in Seattle, the city has been always depicted in a way that its almost impossible to image Seattle without its wet weather. Yet, this image is somewhat understandable as the city experiences more than 300 cloudy days every year, reports CNN. Then again, the weather is limited to just that; cloudy, not rainy.
According to reports, the city's annual average rainfall is just short of 40 inches per year. This is definitely not enough for even Emerald City to make its place in the top 30 of America's rainiest list. To help you get a clearer picture, cities like Atlanta, New York, Miami, and Boston surpass Seattle in annual average rainfall and sometimes the margin is pretty wide. Despite this obvious gloomy climatic conditions, Seattleites are now bothered by the recent streak of both cloudy and soggy weather. Apparently, it has been so for more than two months.
Ever since November 30, 2019, an official sunny day has not been recorded to date. To be eligible for a sunny day, the sky is required to have one-eighth or less coverage of clouds. There were only two days in December which were considered partly sunny and even then it managed to have an average of 70 percent of cloud cover. As for the current month, all 29 days have been dulled by a blanket of clouds looming over the city. Even the toughest of residents have become fed up with the rainy climate. Facebook user AJ Fisher wrote: I haven't climbed a mountain in like a month because of this weather. I'm ready for it to be sunny for at least 4 consecutive hours so I can get on top of something geez.
Echoing the same sentiment, Tracy Everly Peters expressed: Fort Wayne is not far behind you!! We’ve had 18 days of clouds for the month of January. 10 of them only partly cloudy. So we’ve only seen peeks of Sun in the last month. Ready for spring!! 🌸🌳🍃 Another, Kim Copeland Miller hilariously added: I might be time to buy a happy lamp. The vitamin D isn’t working 😂 Then there was Joel Michele Davis Schulte, who sarcastically pointed out: Yes it is gloomy. Traffic is horrible. Please stop moving here.
Furthermore, the official weather observation site at Sea-Tac Airport has noted a trace amount of rainfall this year i.e. more than 0.0 inches but less than 0.001 inches, every day except January 1. The rainiest days in January that have been recorded by Sea-Tac is 28 and this has occurred previously in January 1953 and January 2006. By the looks of it, 2020's climate will certainly match this record. Thankfully, long-range forecasts have predicted that clouds might clear up for a brief period over the next week.
With rain this morning, it has rained every day this month at Quillayute, Hoquiam & Olympia. There is an excellent chance that all 3 locations will get rain every day in January, the 1st time it has happened at Quillayute & Olympia. Forecast for the area this week...wet. #wawx pic.twitter.com/Eghv5SkQXs— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) January 26, 2020