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Bright Mornings in the Rain Shadow

We all know that “rain-shadowy” places are brighter than surrounding areas. But one added benefit of being in the shadow is that mornings seem to excel in terms of relative brightness to surrounding areas when compared to other times of … Continue reading

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Blondies Plate Restaurant Sequim

The rain shadow is a wonderful place for a beach walk, a bike ride, a sea kayak, or a south facing deck. But where to go when the sun sets?  Where to mingle or get a great meal in Sequim? … Continue reading

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Viewing Mount Baker

Mt. Baker represents the opposite of the Olympic Rain Shadow in many regards, with its exceedingly wet climate and high elevations. Geographically it is located approximately 75 miles from the center of the shadow in Sequim, and 40-50 miles from … Continue reading

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David’s top ten ways to deal with June gloom in Seattle

David’s top ten ten ways to deal with June gloom in Seattle: Get a flex time job so you can enjoy the few days that are good Work a lot so you don’t think about the weather Go road biking … Continue reading

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Seattle June Gloom 2012

If you live in Seattle you have certainly noticed the distinct lack of sunshine during late May and early June, 2012. From a perspective of rainfall or temperatures this last month (May 15-June 14) may not have been that atypical, … Continue reading

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Rain Shadow strikes again, June 5, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words….these tell the story of June 5, 2012 Redmond late afternoon: Sequim late afternoon:

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Wandering Rain Shadow

Well I think we all know by now that Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and South Whidbey are blessed with sunshine quite a bit more than surrounding areas. I often commute between Seattle and Sequim and the pattern repeats itself … Continue reading

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West of Here and other Olympic Peninsula books

Many of us are aware of the unique climate and beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. But, not so many are aware that this area has served as the setting for a number of very good books, some of which have … Continue reading

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Does the Fog Machine trump the Rain Shadow?

The answer is unfortunately yes. For the last seven days we have been in blocking pattern with a ridge of high pressure centered to our west out over the Pacific Ocean. This has prevented low pressure weather systems of any … Continue reading

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Olympic Rainshadow during November 16-17 Storm – 2011

A classic early winter storm paraded across the Pacific and slammed into the Olympic Peninsula on November 16 and 17. Given the storm track from the WSW, it was interesting to follow its impact on the rain shadow. Here is … Continue reading

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