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Really? I disagree.

June 27, 2007

“Dallas is looking a lot like Seattle these days,” says Ed Stoddard of Reuters in this evening’s story about the flooding happening in Texas.

In Marble Falls near the state capital, Austin, several people were rescued from the tops of their vehicles and even from trees after nearly 20 inches of rain came down in a matter of hours in the latest downpour.

Yeah, so it doesn’t do that here.  If Seattle gets a heavy downpour like I was used to in the South people completely freak out.  In fact, according to the Seattle Mayor’s Office, 20 inches of rain is more than half of our annual rainfall (36.2 inches).  Chicago, Washington D.C., and NYC all get more annual rain than we do here.

Sure, we probably have more rainy days, but most of those are a gentle shower or heavy mist, and they sunny in the afternoon.

But if people keep thinking it rains all the time in Seattle, that’s fine with me.  They can stay away we those of us intrepid worshipers of the rain can enjoy our beautify views of the mountains on cloudless sunny afternoons!

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  1. June 28, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    It’s like Greenland vs. Iceland: when they named the countries, they named it Greeland because they wanted people to go there (thus the enticing name) instead of Iceland (where it’s reportedly a hidden gem).

    If we tell people that it doesn’t rain all the time in Seattle, they’ll all want to move here: we don’t /really/ want that, do we? (Okay, I admit it: I’m a little selfish at times…)

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