Time for Seattle's strange November statistical quirk
If you ever wanted to argue for a discount on booking an outdoor wedding in Seattle, selecting Nov. 19 is probably your best bet -- as long as you don't mind extremely high odds that it'll rain on your wedding day.
Some day during the year has to be the wettest, but November 19 not only holds that title, it's miles ahead of its next-closest suitors.
Over the past 120 years, it has rained an amazing 89 times in Seattle on that date -- 74 percent of the time! The second-closest dates are 82 times on Nov. 15 and Dec. 29.
But what makes the 19th even more strange is that the 18th and 20th are nowhere near as close to having rain as often. November 18th's tally is just 65 times and Nov. 20th is 67. It's as if the rain holds off on the other dates to make sure it gives an extra dousing on the 19th.
This year, Mother Nature is a day off, providing the drenching on the 18th, but enough rain should linger to give the 19th its 90th rainy day in the past 121 years.