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Soggy Seattle goes on streak of dry weather

Friday - 8/31/2012, 12:24pm  ET

By DOUG ESSER
Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - Not too many people are complaining in typically-soggy Seattle, but the city is on a surprising run of dry weather.

The gauge at Sea-Tac Airport has gone to the end of August without a drop rain. And the National Weather Service says if it stays that way through Friday as expected, it'll break the record of .01 inches of precipitation, which has happened just three times since 1891.

The current dry spell could challenge the 51-day record set in 1951. The last rain at the airport was .04 inches on July 22. That's 40 days and counting.

Weather service meteorologist Allen Kam says there's no more reason for the dry August than there was for the wet June.

He says it's just how things go, "Streaks happen."


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