When ‘May’ The Wet Weather Stop? Sunday Sets Rainfall Record At Airport


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Sea-Tac Airport broke a rainfall record for Sunday (May 15), with .81 of an inch falling before 6 p.m., beating the .56 record from 2001.

For the first half of May, the total rainfall amount at the airport is 1.79 – already higher than normal rainfall totals for the entire month of 1.78 – and we still have half a month left!

Olympia is just .03 inches shy of their record, and a few places have already eclipsed their normal rainfall amounts for the entire month of May.

Did someone say that we’re actually in Spring right now?

But UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says on his blog:

But want some good news?

Most of the models are now indicating a major improvement towards the end of next week and next weekend….we are talking warm and getting into the 70s! Dry. Suitable for raking out the moss in your grass.

Here’s the forecast for the rest of this week from the National Weather Service (things are looking better starting around Thursday):

Tonight: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 48. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Southwest wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind between 3 and 9 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming west northwest between 4 and 7 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. North northeast wind between 7 and 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

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