Seattle is extremely close to breaking this all-time record
The Seattle region has received more October rain than the combined rainfall from March through September. That’s a lot. Odds are still up in the air, but we are close to setting a new Seattle weather record.
As of Friday morning, the Seattle area was 0.04 inches short of the all-time rainfall record for the region.
And while everyone has been watching the rainfall, another Seattle weather record creeped into the mix. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, SeaTac Airport recorded a temperature of 66 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a tie for the all time temperature high for Oct. 28. It was originally set in 1962, according to the National Weather Service.
So far, Seattle weather beat out the third-place rainfall record on Wednesday and moved on past second-place on Thursday morning.
So how likely is it that Seattle beats out the all-time October rain record?
Rain is forecast for the final days of the month. The National Weather Service noted that the average rainfall over the next few days is .81 inches. As of Thursday’s weather report, three of the next five days have potential for rain.
“The likelihood seems quite possible,” said Jay Nare with the National Weather Service. “The forecast is for showers … showers are hit and miss. Some places get it, some places do not when you have showers.”
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) October 27, 2016
As it goes with Seattle weather, it’s difficult to predict things exactly but rain is usually a safe bet. If October is any hint toward how the rest of fall and winter will go, we could be heading into another wet season.
“We are expecting above-normal precipitation this winter the way things are working out,” said Dustin Guy with the National Weather Service. “After the winter we had last winter, which was the wettest winter on record, it will take some impressive totals over the next six months to beat what we saw last winter.”