Seattle has soaked up 44.67 inches (1134.618 mm) of rain since October 1. That makes this October-through-April the wettest such period since record-keeping began in 1895 — and there’s still another week of April left to go.
Scott Sistek, a meteorologist at KOMO News, reports that Seattle broke rainfall records Sunday evening by passing 44.52 inches of rain since October 1st. That makes it the wettest October through April period ever recorded in the the city’s history, breaking the record that was last set in 2016.
The normal amount of rainfall for the October-through-April period in Seattle is 30.9 inches, according to the The normal amount of rainfall for the October-through-April period in Seattle is 30.9 inches, according to the National Weather Service..
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) April 24, 2017
So much rain fell in Metro Vancouver, it broke a record set in 1956.
The previous record was 25.1 millimetres at the Vancouver Airport. Yesterday, 29.6 millimetres of rain fell at the airport, breaking that 61-year-old record.
The current record for the most precipitation in March is 240 millimetres in 1997. The second wettest March was recorded in 2007 with 215 millimetres.
Total rainfall amounts are still being calculated but some areas from Tuesday and into Wednesday saw between 40 millimetres to 70 millimetres of rain and as high as 90 millimetres along the North Shore and in Coquitlam.