Dry spell in Seattle | Shiers

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:12am
  • Opinion

Months removed from record-breaking winter and spring rain, the Puget Sound region is on another streak.

As of Thursday, the area has seen 39 consecutive days without any measurable rainfall at Sea-Tac, tying the sixth-longest dry spell set in 1997.

The record for consecutive dry days at Sea-Tac is 51 days.

Warm days – temperatures into the 70s and 80s – are forecast for the week ahead.

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