Why Does It Rain so Much in Seattle?

Answer

Many tourists wonder why it rains so much in Seattle. The truth is that Seattle actually gets less rainfall than cities like Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. In fact, Seattle ranks 44th among major US cities in average annual rainfall. The root of this misconception lies in the fact that Seattle has a relatively high number of days per year with precipitation. So while it may not rain an excessive amount in Seattle, it is spread out over more days than in a lot of other cities. When it does rain, it tends to be a light drizzle.
Q&A Related to "Why Does It Rain so Much in Seattle?"
because of it's position! It's located by many mountains and by many bodies of water.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_rain_so_often_in_Sea...
158 out of 365 days is the average number of days a year it rains in Seattle. They must have to save a lot of extra money in their rainy day fund! http://www.fi.edu/school/math/showers.ht
http://answers.ask.com/Society/Other/how_many_days...
Seattle is right in the path of a weather pattern that routinely brings in a lot of moisture off of the Pacific Ocean. Water evaporates from the ocean and is carried by weather patterns
http://seattle.about.com/od/familylifestyles/tp/Ra...
Proximity to a source of moisture, namely the Pacific Ocean, has a lot to do with the many
http://www.chacha.com/question/why-does-it-rain-in...
Explore this Topic
Many tourists wonder why it rains so much in Seattle. The truth is that Seattle actually gets less rainfall than cities like Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, and ...
It might be raining too much because of the El Nino. According to the Center for Weather and Climate Numerical Prediction (CPTEC), El Nino is an atmospheric phenomenon ...
36 inces. ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com