Friday, June 19, 2009

Close, but no cigar.

We just missed breaking the dry-spell record by minutes...the official story by the National Weather Service...

.ITS OVER... A SHOWER THAT HIT SEA-TAC AT 0749Z BROUGHT
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIP TO THE AIRPORT BEFORE 08Z ENDING THE DRY
STREAK AT THE AIRPORT AT 29 DAYS. (NOTE: THE DAILY MIDNIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT DATA IS ACTUALLY FROM 1 AM TO 1 AM LOCAL TIME WHEN WE ARE
ON DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ). THE LAST TIME SEA-TAC GOT MEASURABLE
PRECIP WAS BETWEEN 9 AND 10 PM BACK ON MAY 19TH.

(Note: 0800 Z is 1 AM PDT)

20 comments:

Shannon said...

Dang it! I wondered about this when I awoke at 1:30am and heard the pouring rain.

Weather Is My Life said...

All I have to say is... it's about time!!

Metro Market Catering said...

It's good for the garden but how does it look for Saturday?

WeatherNerd said...

June gloom has arrived. :(

Weather Is My Life said...

WeatherNerd, June Gloom took up over the first half of the month.

cornbread said...

Sun is not gloom WIML.

From wikipedia: Gloom, a melancholy, depressing, darkness, shade or despondent atmosphere


Get over your weather hate and enjoy it all.

andycottle said...

Yeah, rain is good for the garden. But the dry spell we had lasted almost a month and ended at 29 days!

Weather Is My Life said...

Let's see, sun is depressing and despondent... fits the description!

natchrl8r said...

I am happy for the break in the weather but still found it necessary to water the garden today. This has been the best month!

Weather Is My Life:
Up is Down, Left Is Right, Bad is Good. Quite contrary! Quite tedious! I thought you were asked to leave...

Jade said...

Hurray for the rain!

I too am depressed by long periods of dry weather. But that is because I have a huge garden and am trying to establish trees. Watering in June is immensely depressing. I already know I'll be doing it all of July through September . . . possibly October.

andycottle said...

No, sunshine is a great thing! It`s great in all it`s glory and has people in a better mood. Sunshine is not depressing at all.

natchrl8r said...

Well, I'd defend people's right to call it as they see it. I understand how hard it is to keep your plants alive during a drought. I only take exception to those who constantly correct those expressing the prevailing view. I love a timely rain event!

Bob and Jo said...

Wendell Berry's 17 Rules for a Sustainable Community in the Summer 2009 issue of YES! Magazine inspired me to check Wickipedia/Wickimedia, where I found this poem that speaks to our dry spell:
•Sit and be still
until in the time
of no rain you hear
beneath the dry wind's
commotion in the trees
the sound of flowing
water among the rocks,
a stream unheard before,
and you are where
breathing is prayer."
That's my kind of prayer to Mother Gaia!

Bob Moore

Weather Is My Life said...

Others of us only take exception to those who constantly correct those expressing our own opposite, but equally valid, views.

Do we have to spell out the point we try to make? Don't assume that everyone feels the same way as you. Don't assume that the entire world likes the same thing you do. And don't criticize others for liking something different. It's not that hard.

Cliff Mass Weather Blog said...

All,
Can I ask everyone a big favor? Can we stop the "debate" about liking good or bad weather? Everyone can enjoy what they like. Sometimes this conversation gets too personal and critical. PLEASE. Enough of this...cliff

Paul Yeager said...

"It always rains in Seattle" is one of the biggest weather myths there is!

I haven't seen this blog before, but I forecast the weather for the West Coast for many, many years, including, the Pacific Northwest.

I'm glad that I found it. I'll add this to my blogroll--actually, I'll start my blogroll with it! My blog, which focuses on the weather in a more general sense, is cloudyandcool.com.

natchrl8r said...

I apologize, Cliff. I admit I find it difficult to refuse the bait. If it really starts to bother me I'll just go away. I really would rather we just look at weather phenomena and leave off critiquing emotional attachments.

Nicholas said...

thunder!! yay!!

JewelyaZ said...

Here in southeast Bellevue, we're having a hailstorm -- the temp on the roof is 57 and it's been hailing pea- and gumball-sized stones for six minutes. And it's raining hard too. We had several thunderclaps at the beginning of the storm. Hail is letting up. I hope my vegetable garden is OK.

thaikarl said...

i like it when it rains... in thailand. i like it when it's sunny...here. i like it when its warm/hot...here. cold belongs in refrigerators. record didn't make it. wah. now we have to try for next year. Cliff tells it like it's going to be.