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This website has its genesis in my interest in the North Olympic
Peninsula. After frequent camping trips to many sites in the region during the
late 1980's, my family and I decided to purchase a piece of property on
the Dungeness plain, as a sunny outpost to relax and explore the surrounding
areas. In 2002, I helped my son configure a
rudimentary science experiment to record the sunlight in Sequim and Redmond using small
solar panels; we were shocked at the difference. So, in the early Fall of 2010, I
went ahead and set up some
more modern equipment to take a closer look at things, and have shared the findings.
If you would like to keep up to date regarding
when new reports are available, changes to the site, blog posts, etc, "liking" us
Facebook page will keep you in touch, or if Facebook is "not your
thing", drop us an email.
Echoing public interest in topics of sunlight,
sunshine, and regional destinations, the website has received significant
attention by local and national media, including coverage by the Associated
Press, the Peninsula Daily news, KOMO news, Cliff Mass Weather Blog, KPLU, the Bicycle Paper, and syndicated coverage in at
least ten other metro daily newspapers.
Peninsula Daily News - Jeff Chew's
feature: "Port Angeles almost as sunny as Sequim, weather study shows"
Cliff Mass Blog
- UW Professor, weather pundit, and prognosticator's post: "Is Sequim the
Sunniest Place in Western Washington?"
KOMOnews - Scott Sistek's post: "Wanna
get away? Sequim had 69 more sunny days than Seattle"
- UW Professor Cliff Mass' 10/21/11 segment on the blue hole and the
olympic rain shadow
Bicycle Paper - Leading NW regional journal - Rhesa Bubbel's front page
story on bicycling in the rain shadow
Peninsula Daily News - Jeff Chew's front page story on olympicrainshadow.com
- The premier online resource for Port Townsend, Washington
We are a big fan of the
of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences weather page,
Cliff Mass's weather blog,
Scott Sistek's Komo weather blog, and find
these resources invaluable in understanding the local weather, in the rain shadow and