Last month was the 4th driest November in Seattle's history

Dec 2 2019, 9:57 am

At this time in the year, we’re used to donning our rain gear and heading out to face wet days, streets, and everything else in the city.

This year, however, has been pretty mild. In fact, according to the National Weather Service Seattle, the past November was the fourth driest November in Seattle’s history.

Typically the wettest month of the year, Seattle expects 6.57 inches of rain during an average November. Last month, we’d reached a measly 1.71 inches. That’s 4.86 inches below normal — a 74% decrease.

We also saw only nine days of measurable rain in November, 50% less than the average 18 days of measurable rainfall.

Besides Seattle, Hoquiam had its second driest November with 3.46 inches, while Olympia faced its third with 1.74 inches.

Although we missed out on the rain, we didn’t get so lucky with the chill. This year tied for the 27th warmest November in Seattle, with an average of 46.6° F, only 1.2° F above normal.