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Region has a chance at breaking record for longest dry spell

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 9:28 am |
September 5, 2012 9:28 am

The region entered the second longest dry spell today and may have a shot at the record if rain holds off through Tuesday.

Today marks 45 days without precipitation but meteorologists say the weather could turn wet this weekend.

Temperatures through the week remain in the high 70s, even rising into the low 80s on Friday, but there is a chance of showers Sunday and Monday.

No guarantees though.

“This is going to be closer than the Presidential election,” University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass said. “You will tell your grandchildren that you lived through this.”

If we make it through Tuesday without rain, it will be the longest dry spell in the Seattle-Tacoma area at 51 days. That record was set in 1951.

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