Wettest September on record in Olympia, Seattle

Wettest September on record in Olympia, Seattle

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Downpour at Husky Stadium, Sept. 28, 2013.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 7:51 PM

SEATTLE - The National Weather Service says a weekend storm has made for the wettest September on record in both Seattle and Olympia, Wash.

By 6 p.m. Monday the rainfall total at Olympia was 9.14 inches, breaking the old record of 7.59 set in September of 1978. The normal for the month is 1.71 in Olympia.

At Sea-Tac Airport, the monthly total by 6 p.m. Monday was 6.16 inches, more than the 5.95 inches recorded in September 1978. Normal for the month is 1.50 inches.

National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Schneider in Seattle says records in both places have been kept since the 1940s.

The totals are more like the totals for December and January.

Meteorologist Dana Felton says the weekend storm was more like the storms the Northwest sees in late fall and early winter.
 

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