April 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM
Sunday’s rainfall was record for date
If it seems like April is getting off to a very soggy start, you’re on to something.
On Sunday, rainfall totals for this month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport reached 3.08 inches, according to the National Weather Service — that’s more rain than the city normally gets for an entire April. And that also makes it the second-wettest first week of April in recorded history at Sea-Tac.
Sunday’s rain broke the daily rainfall record for April 7 at Sea-Tac, where the 1.52-inch total as of 6 p.m. bested the previous record set in 1984 of 0.63 inches.
That stands in sharp contrast to the first three months of the year, when rainfall was well below normal in Western Washington. For Seattle, 2013 was the sixth-driest start to the year on record. Sea-Tac received just 8.48 inches from January through March; normally, rain totals for that time total 12.79 inches, according to the Weather Service.
More rain and cooler temperatures are forecast for later this week and the weekend.
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