How 'neutral' winters fare for Seattle area

Data from past neutral years, compiled by Jason Phelps. He defined neutral as meaning no period more than 3 months with 0.5 degrees or more deviation in sea surface temperature from normal.

2003/04
1) October 20: 5.03" of rain fell in a single day (most rain in a single October day ever at SeaTac)
2) October 30: Strong winds in foothills knock power out right before Halloween
3) November 2: Unusual early season 1" of snow in foothills
4) November 20 snow at Seatac, 20-24 snow in foothills of 3-5"
5) December 30-January 7: Widespread Snow event.  Highs only in the 20s for couple days at SeaTac.  Many foothills locals got 6"+ of snow
 
2001/02--The Winter of "Many Snows"
I call this the "Winter of Many Snows" because if you include all the trace snow falls, it snowed on 25 separate occasions in the foothills during the 2001/02 winter.
SeaTac had a smaller number of reported snows: November 28, January 25-30, February 24, March 7, March 16, March 18, and March 20
--Also significant windstorm on first of December with 41 mph wind gust at SeaTac airport.
 
1996/97
1) November 17-23 6" snow at SeaTac + windstorm especially in south sound with 60 mph wind gusts in places
2) December 26-29 10" snow at SeaTac and many areas in the south sound got an ice storm with it, knocking power out for many consecutive days
3) March 15 snow
4) March 30 47 mph wind gust at SeaTac
 
1992/93
Snow on all of the following days...December 5, 7, 10, 16-19, Dec.29-Jan.14 (yes snow on the ground for 17 days straight in many areas!!!), January 22-23, February 19-21
*Also had the Big Inauguration Day Windstorm of 1993 with a 64 mph wind gust reported at SeaTac airport
 
1990/91
1) November 9-10 Pineapple express with significant flood event
2) November 23-24 Another big flood event
3) December 16-30 Snows throughout.  "Big White Christmas" of 1990.  Highs in the teens reported at SeaTac December 20 and 21.  Some outlying areas and up north got as much as 18" of snow.
4) Jan. 6 and 27 snows
5) March 4-5 2" of snow in March
6) April 10: Snow ten days into April!
 
1989/90
1) January 9: Significant flood event
2) Jan. 26 snow
3) Jan. 30-31 snow
4) Feb. 6-8 snow
5) Feb. 12-20 7" snow at SeaTac "White Valentines' Day"
6) March 8 snow
 
1985/86
1) November 17-December 2 (yes this lasted over 2 weeks!): Big Thanksgiving snowstorm of '85.  8" of snow reported at SeaTac.  Highs in the 20s on multiple days in November.
2) January 16 43mph wind gust
3) January 18 Significant flood event
4) February 13-18 Valentines' Day snowstorm of '86
 
1981/82
1) October 6: Significant flood event
2) November 13-14: Big Friday the 13th Windstorm with 67 mph gust on Nov.14 at SeaTac
3) Dec. 13 snow
4) Dec. 28 snow
5) Dec. 30-Jan. 7 6" snow at SeaTac
6) Jan.21-22 snow
7) Jan.27 53mph wind gust
8) Feb.22-24 snow
9) Mar.29-31 1" of snow at end of March at SeaTac
 
1979/80
1) November 27-28 Significant windstorm with 50mph gusts
2) Dec.15 1" snow at SeaTac
3) Dec.23-24 Wind and snow event. 40-50 mph gusts
4) January 5-11 8" snow at SeaTac
5) January 12 Significant windstorm. 50 mph gusts.
6) January 17-18 snow
7) January 25-31 Cold snap with highs in 20s for a couple days
8) February 13-15 Valentines' Snow
9) March 12-13 Wind event with 50mph gusts
10) March 14 snow