If this fall has seemed extra wet you’re not crazy. It was actually the wettest meteorological fall on record. The combination of an already rainy season and the atmospheric rivers left us with record-breaking rainfalls. Looks like Seattle is living up to its reputation as the rainy city!
To put it in perspective, Seattle experienced 19 inches of rain between September and November alone. But what’s even more impressive is that 10 inches of that rain or 53.8% of the rain fell just in November. And this made it Seattle’s 5th wettest November on record according to the NWS.
Rainfall for meteorological fall in Seattle has surpassed 19″ – a new record.
Contributions by month this year:
Contributions by month in prev. record (18.61″ in 2006):
Novembers wet reputation lives on. #wawx
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) November 30, 2021
Now Seattle wasn’t the only place that experienced record-breaking rainfall. Several other surrounding Washington cities also experienced incredibly wet Novembers.
Here is some of the record breaking meteorological fall (Sept. 1-Nov. 30) rain totals:
Bellingham 23.55″ (1st) old record 17.14″ (1990)
Seattle 19.04″ (1st) old record 18.61″ (2006)
Quillayute 56.77″ (1st) old record 51.81″ (1975)
Hoquiam 30.55″ (4th)
Olympia 20.58″ (8th) #wawx
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) December 2, 2021
Let’s see if Seattle can break any other weather records before the end of the year. Until then you can learn more by clicking here.