Warm streak for Seattle ends at 29 days, dry streak continues

Jul 16, 2021, 4:28 PM | Updated: 4:34 pm
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A group of kayakers shares space with a pair of ducks near the Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, under sunny skies in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle area had two streaks going for weather in recent weeks, one for a dry stretch, and the other for consecutive days with highs above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

KIRO 7 meteorologist Morgan Palmer confirmed on Friday that the Seattle area has gone 32 days without measurable rain.

“This is the longest dry streak since the record-breaking 55 days without rain in the summer of 2017,” Palmer said.

He added that the only reporting stations with measurable rain on Friday were in Forks with .02″ and Hoquiam at .05.”

Forecasters say Saturday will present a chance for precipitation, but likely just drizzle. There doesn’t appear to be a chance of precipitation in the forecast through at least next weekend.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency for most of Washington state on Wednesday, excepting Tacoma, Seattle, and Everett metropolitan areas.

The Seattle area’s warm streak was broken Thursday, July 15, with the high at Sea-Tac measured at 69 degrees. That ended the streak at 29 days, which tied for the 16th longest on record at Sea-Tac. The last day Seattle had seen a high below 70 degrees was June 15, 2021, at 69 degrees. The Seattle record for consecutive days with highs above 70 degrees is 72 days, set between June 29 and Sept. 8, 2017.

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Saturday will have low cloud cover and possibly some drizzle, before turning mostly sunny in the afternoon with temperatures in the mid-70s. Sunday and next week is expected to be sunny and warn with temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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Warm streak for Seattle ends at 29 days, dry streak continues