Curbed Seattle recently reported that it is officially the wettest winter in Seattle’s recorded history! As of 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Seattle received 38.22 inches of rain since October 1, surpassing 1998-1999 totals.
According to a University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences professor and KPLU personality, “A plot of the cumulative precipitation at Seattle Tacoma Airport (below) shows that we now have about 13 inches more than normal in the water year, which is very large, of course. The second figure shows the daily rainfall and the associated records each daily (green marks). One is struck by the high frequency of rain this winter and the fact that only a handful of days beat daily records. Slow and steady won the race.”