Originally Posted by Medic Zero http://www.bikeforums.net/images/but...post-right.png We do. Redmond is a good 10 miles away, and not in Seattle at all! ;) Seriously, if I go to Puyallup, Everett, Edmonds, or anywhere outside Seattle proper, it does seem to be raining a lot more, and actually really raining, not a light drizzle for part of the day which is what I usually seem to get. For me, the winter and spring were incredibly dry this year too. It's been glorious weather in Seattle for months, but this is an extremely rare year.
I wish the frost had been heavier in my region, as I saw no need to mount my Hakkapelittas and try them out, and I was itching to do so.
In my experience the Puget Sound is filled with micro-climates. I have a friend who lives in a little valley near Rainier Beach and her weather can be significantly different than the surrounding area for example. I understand that many people relate to being in Seattle, when they are actually not in the downtown metro area proper, but frankly if you don't happen to live right where I do and commute to where I do at the times I do, we are likely to have very different experiences. It probably helps that my 12 hour shifts often have one of my commutes happening near sunset when the weather often calms.