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October 2011 Sunshine summary

October in the rain shadow is a transition month from summer to winter, and really is our only fall month; September leans heavily toward summer, and November definitely is winter, as is evidenced by the weather today, November 11th. October … Continue reading

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Crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Summer recreational boating in the Juan De Fuca Strait is rewarding but can be quite rough at times, depending on a number of factors including location, wind, and currents. The Strait’s summer conditions are heavily influenced by the narrow opening … Continue reading

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Magical March

We are in a two week period of extreme storminess right now, which as Scott Sistek of KOMO noted, includes 10 storms lined up and aiming at us, yet the weather doesn’t seem that dreary. The last week has seen … Continue reading

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Now, that was a Sunny Day!

Certainly  you have noticed how significantly brighter things have seemed during the last several days. Well, as it turns out, Tuesday February 8th marked a major milestone in the rain shadow. The peak level of sunshine was the highest recorded … Continue reading

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A Winter trip into the Olympic Rain Shadow

Classic cold front swept through this afternoon, Friday January 7th, creating a very nice blue hole in the Olympic Rain Shadow, which I crossed into during a well timed trip from downtown Seattle to Sequim. Saturday the 8th was post-frontal, … Continue reading

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Will the Pineapple Express Consume the Olympic Rain Shadow?

Pineapple Expresses affect our region several times a winter. Whether they overwhelm the benefits of the Olympic Rain Shadow is a very interesting question. I’ve seen it go either way, and my thoughts on climate when I put the site … Continue reading

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Rain Shadows around the World

I found this exchange about how unique the Olympic Rain Shadow is to be intriguing; we welcome any comments about other rain shadows around the world. On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM, dick wilhelm <dick_d_wilhelm@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi, I … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery

Our collection of photos which capture the rain shadow; feel free to upload your own!

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