Holy Crap March Was One Wet Month

Today’s the last day of March ... and it’s an odd one, at least based on what the rest of the month delivered.

While the sun may be gracing us with its presence as we type this, the outgoing month has been the wettest March ever recorded in Seattle.

As SeattleWeatherBlog notes, March delivered “an astounding 9.44 inches of rain,” marking “the highest amount ever recorded during the month at Sea-Tac Airport.”

On Friday, SeattleWeatherBlog warned of the coming record:

The soggy month, which will also go down as our dampest since at least December 2010, leapfrogged into first place on the list of all-time wettest Marches, surpassing the previous mark of 8.40 inches from March 1950 while also bumping March 1997 (8.15 inches) down to third. Seattle weather records date back to 1891, when observations were first taken at the Federal Building in downtown Seattle. Since 1945, Sea-Tac Airport has served as the official weather-reporting site for the city.

How wet was it? They’ve got a graph. (Warning: It’s depressing.)

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