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(Seattle Times)   After 56 days of sunshine and smoke, Seattle residents startled and excited to discover water falling from the sky   ( seattletimes.com) divider line
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2017-08-13 09:04:30 AM  
It rained in Portland last night, and everything smells clean. It's great.
 
2017-08-13 09:21:37 AM  
I was at the Museum of Pop Culture with a huge Dota 2 crowd, and people were actually exclaiming in surprise at the rain. "OMG it's raining, come and look!" People living in Seattle getting excited about a brief drizzle, not the sort of thing I'd ever think I'd witness.
 
2017-08-13 10:17:23 AM  
It rained in Eugene last night.

glorious GLORIOUS rain!
 
2017-08-13 10:58:24 AM  
I return to Seattle for a week after a winter that saw the drought in California finally break, and the end of day 2 has rain.

You're welcome, Seattle
 
2017-08-13 11:31:49 AM  
As a general rule, Seattle is drier than Phoenix any given summer.
 
2017-08-13 12:09:04 PM  
Could be someone peeing off the Space Needle.
 
2017-08-13 12:19:13 PM  
I'm actually happy about working outside today!

The weather 'round here has been plenty odd for the last 4-5 years. It's like the climate was changing, go figure.
 
2017-08-13 12:28:02 PM  
You want weird?  It's been green in Okla for the last three Augusts.  Usually everything is brown by now except the tree leaves and watered lawns.

/probably only going to be in the mid 80's today
//rare
 
2017-08-13 12:29:41 PM  

Momzilla59: I'm actually happy about working outside today!

The weather 'round here has been plenty odd for the last 4-5 years. It's like the climate was changing, go figure.


Here in flyover country it has been odd for the past two or three years. Warmer winters than normal and cooler summers. I think I'll plant a Palm tree next year.
 
2017-08-13 12:30:49 PM  

Momzilla59: The weather 'round here has been plenty odd for the last 4-5 years. It's like the climate was changing, go figure.


In no small part thanks to Boeing, ironically enough.
 
2017-08-13 12:31:37 PM  
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:You're welcome
Yes I know
 
2017-08-13 12:32:00 PM  
And then the murders mudslides began...
 
2017-08-13 12:33:37 PM  
Confirmed in Portland: the pavement is wet. The real question is whether it was enough to wash the pollen off my car. That is the true end of summer.
 
2017-08-13 12:35:26 PM  
"No, that's just rain.  Raaaainnn.

...

Fine, try and kill it, then"

/ahh...the fabled Canadas
 
2017-08-13 12:38:32 PM  

LordZorch: As a general rule, Seattle is drier than Phoenix any given summer.


Then after the dry season, everyone starts crashing their cars during the first rain shower. It's like they completely forget how to drive in the rain after a couple of months.
 
2017-08-13 12:42:00 PM  
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2017-08-13 12:44:18 PM  
 
2017-08-13 12:48:39 PM  

fisker: [img.fark.net image 403x386]


Trolling or just ignorant?
 
2017-08-13 01:13:49 PM  

LordZorch: As a general rule, Seattle is drier than Phoenix any given summer.


I live on the southern edge of Phoenix and we got nearly two inches last night.  The ground soaked it up so quickly you wouldn't know it this morning.
 
2017-08-13 01:13:53 PM  
I'm surprized Seattleites could go that long without rain and remain sane.
 
2017-08-13 01:15:32 PM  

Satan's Superfluous Nipple: LordZorch: As a general rule, Seattle is drier than Phoenix any given summer.

Then after the dry season, everyone starts crashing their cars during the first rain shower. It's like they completely forget how to drive in the rain after a couple of months.


Throw in hills and 90 days worth of road crud suddenly floating on top of the wet road.  I used to see the same thing in Denver with the first trace of snow on the road every fall.
 
2017-08-13 01:16:11 PM  

anuran: fisker: [img.fark.net image 403x386]

Trolling or just ignorant?


Just accurate.
 
2017-08-13 01:30:51 PM  

davidphogan: It rained in Portland last night, and everything smells clean. It's great.


It is.  We just went out and wandered around the yard, breathing it in.  So beautiful, so welcome.

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2017-08-13 01:34:23 PM  

Momzilla59: I'm actually happy about working outside today!

The weather 'round here has been plenty odd for the last 4-5 years. It's like the climate was changing, go figure.


But it snows in winter and Wisconsin is 2 degrees colder than average, therefore we are actually getting colder. ROLL COAL 'MURICA!
 
2017-08-13 01:37:11 PM  

LordZorch: anuran: fisker: [img.fark.net image 403x386]

Trolling or just ignorant?

Just accurate.


Not buying it.  It doesn't look a bit like George Gobel.
 
2017-08-13 01:54:27 PM  

Kouta: I'm surprized Seattleites could go that long without rain and remain sane.


I love rain.  I am a pluviophile.

It's been really rough and what with the smoke too.
 
2017-08-13 01:55:02 PM  
Weed helps.
 
2017-08-13 01:59:22 PM  

Confabulat: I was at the Museum of Pop Culture with a huge Dota 2 crowd, and people were actually exclaiming in surprise at the rain. "OMG it's raining, come and look!" People living in Seattle getting excited about a brief drizzle, not the sort of thing I'd ever think I'd witness.


It's dry every summer: the old record was 51 days. You sure they weren't tourists?
 
2017-08-13 01:59:26 PM  
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"And sometimes it doesn't "
 
2017-08-13 02:10:43 PM  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: Kouta: I'm surprized Seattleites could go that long without rain and remain sane.

I love rain.  I am a pluviophile.

It's been really rough and what with the smoke too.


Oh, I'm one of those too. First day back from Christmas break during 6th grade it's like 55deg outside and raining. I walked to school in shorts and a t-shirt.

/ former Seattleite
 
2017-08-13 02:16:42 PM  
The recent transplants from California are wondering where summer went.
 
2017-08-13 02:20:16 PM  

anuran: fisker: [img.fark.net image 403x386]

Trolling or just ignorant?


I'm going with "making a joke on Fark".
 
2017-08-13 02:27:54 PM  
Thank God the drought is over! Let those taps and toilets run with wild abandon!

Yeah...how about you tell California about your two-month "drought", okay, Seattle? Call back when you have to ration water for FIVE YEARS...
 
2017-08-13 02:31:23 PM  
Last time in Seattle, a few years back, visiting my ex. The morning I left, the sky was clear really beautiful looking over Elliot Bay. Never told her by then I was married and had a one year old Son.
Never saw her again.
Flew all the way out there just to see her.
 
2017-08-13 02:56:23 PM  

Ex-Texan: Last time in Seattle, a few years back, visiting my ex. The morning I left, the sky was clear really beautiful looking over Elliot Bay. Never told her by then I was married and had a one year old Son.
Never saw her again.
Flew all the way out there just to see her.


Uhm, congrats?
 
2017-08-13 02:56:53 PM  
56 days?  How quaint.


Ex-Texan: Last time in Seattle, a few years back, visiting my ex. The morning I left, the sky was clear really beautiful looking over Elliot Bay. Never told her by then I was married and had a one year old Son.
Never saw her again.
Flew all the way out there just to see her.


Your wife ever find out?  Or does she not care if you run off for some strange?
 
2017-08-13 03:06:15 PM  
0.02? Really? How does that even measure anywhere? I live south of Seattle & no discernible rain here (no I wasn't outside in the middle of the night, so I can't be 100% sure, but there wasn't any moisture on the plants around the building early this morning). Sun is shining, a few clouds but they aren't hanging around. I would love to have some rain. But I will guarantee there will be rain in the first 2 weeks of September.
 
2017-08-13 03:10:35 PM  

kb7rky: Thank God the drought is over! Let those taps and toilets run with wild abandon!

Yeah...how about you tell California about your two-month "drought", okay, Seattle? Call back when you have to ration water for FIVE YEARS...

Why ration, when the city has one of the best and ongoing water conservation programs in the US?

Over the past 30 years, even though the population here has grown by about 30%, we've cut our total water consumption by close to 30%. Our total water consumption today is roughly what we used in 1957.

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Feel free to biatch about a drought, once you guys quit watering your golf courses and flooding almond orchards with water and demonstrably and continually reduce your total consumption back to 1950's levels.
 
2017-08-13 03:15:51 PM  

davidphogan: It rained in Portland last night, and everything smells clean. It's great.


The question now is what's going to happen when all of the patchouli hits the waterways.
 
2017-08-13 03:21:58 PM  

MrSteve007: kb7rky: Thank God the drought is over! Let those taps and toilets run with wild abandon!

Yeah...how about you tell California about your two-month "drought", okay, Seattle? Call back when you have to ration water for FIVE YEARS...
Why ration, when the city has one of the best and ongoing water conservation programs in the US?

Over the past 30 years, even though the population here has grown by about 30%, we've cut our total water consumption by close to 30%. Our total water consumption today is roughly what we used in 1957.

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Feel free to biatch about a drought, once you guys quit watering your golf courses and flooding almond orchards with water and demonstrably and continually reduce your total consumption back to 1950's levels.


That graph has all kinds of weirdness in the BG. Could it be Satan?

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2017-08-13 03:30:10 PM  

davidphogan: It rained in Portland last night, and everything smells clean. It's great.


All of 2.79 mm (at least south of Milwaukie)

On a separate note, my Acurite weather station has been predicting "slight chance of showers" for the last two months; yesterday it predicted "partially cloudy", no rain! I think their algorithm does not learn.
 
2017-08-13 03:59:22 PM  
I get to see the olympics and the cascades from my desk.  These past two weeks have been really weird.

As my coworker said, "it's like a winter sky with summer heat."

I've missed the blue.
 
2017-08-13 04:02:53 PM  
Happened in Vancouver BC too...
Finally cleared the crappy smokey smoggy air plaguing the Pacific NW
 
2017-08-13 04:03:05 PM  

mariner314: I get to see the olympics and the cascades from my desk.  These past two weeks have been really weird.

As my coworker said, "it's like a winter sky with summer heat."

I've missed the blue.


Heidy-ho, neighbor!
 
2017-08-13 04:38:17 PM  

MrSteve007: kb7rky: Thank God the drought is over! Let those taps and toilets run with wild abandon!

Yeah...how about you tell California about your two-month "drought", okay, Seattle? Call back when you have to ration water for FIVE YEARS...
Why ration, when the city has one of the best and ongoing water conservation programs in the US?

Over the past 30 years, even though the population here has grown by about 30%, we've cut our total water consumption by close to 30%. Our total water consumption today is roughly what we used in 1957.

[img.fark.net image 850x529]

Feel free to biatch about a drought, once you guys quit watering your golf courses and flooding almond orchards with water and demonstrably and continually reduce your total consumption back to 1950's levels.


Not sure if:
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2017-08-13 04:49:49 PM  
Hopefully it moves North East and hits central BC. My parents just got placed on potential evacuation notice with the Kokanee fire that started yesterday
 
2017-08-13 05:02:00 PM  
Well, I'm visiting Seattle for 10 days from NOLA.   I guess expecting to cool off for a bit of August was reasonable.  Expecting to dry out is not.
 
2017-08-13 05:40:01 PM  
Wondering where all the water is?

It's here in Denver.

This is the stormiest farking city I've ever lived in.  Every damn day at 4 PM like clockwork.  It's worse than Florida.
 
2017-08-13 06:01:13 PM  
It's nice to have the damn smoke finally cleared out.
 
2017-08-13 06:59:34 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: The recent transplants from California are wondering where summer went.


And they can all just pack their shiat up and head back...
 
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