Ding, dong, the dry streak's dead! Rain halts Seattle's record streak at 55 days
SEATTLE -- A strange sound was heard across the Puget Sound region Saturday night -- some described it as pittering and pattering on their windows.
It was just Seattle's first measurable rain (at Sea-Tac Airport) of the summer -- 0.02" to be exact -- ending our record-long streak of days without measurable rain at 55 days.
The shower that brought measurable rain began at 11:58 p.m. -- at the buzzer for sure. However, it had a bit of a buffer as climate statistics are always measured on standard time, so in the summer, rainfall is measured between 1 a.m PDT and 12:59 a.m. PDT, and why the dry streak is not 56 days.
The previous record dry streak was 51 days set in 1951.
But Seattle will start a new dry streak on Monday. The rains will taper off Sunday and then no rain is forecast for the rest of the week. This streak won't go 55 days, but should go at least five.