Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Also, it's a myth that it rains a lot in Seattle...it barely does compared to Scotland.
Not exactly true. It's deceptive. It almost never rains here, it sprinkles. Almost every day for 8 months straight you can walk outside in the morning to go to your car to drive to work and something wet is falling from the sky, it's just very light rain that is coming down like all the time.
If you measure climate/weather in Seattle based on number of hours each year where something wet is falling, no matter how lightly, Seattle can compete with approximately any spot on Earth. Our inches of rain per year number is very misleading in terms of trying to figure out what it's really like in the winter around here. From October through May, 6 out of every 7 days in Seattle are overcast and have some sort of precipitation. Our summers are absolutely beautiful, but summer/winter are wildly different as far as sunshine goes, or how "nice" it is outside.
On the other hand, if you're only talking about how many raw inches of rain we get compared to Scotland, you're completely right.