When Are The Worst Days To Plan A Picnic In Spring?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - Weather forecasting gets pretty tricky beyond 7 days, but we can use archives to see a trend that some days are picked on for getting rain in the spring.

In the April 21 column, we looked at the driest days for the year, But what about spring? If you're debating on having a picnic between April 30 and May 1, go with April 30. It's only rained 37 times in the past 110 years on April 30, while that number jumps to 51 on May 1.

For upcoming weekends, April 24 and 25 are about dead even with 42 and 43 rainy days over the past 110 years. The 2nd is drier than the aforementioned 1st (47 vs. 51) and May 8 (43) seems to be drier than the 9th (48). Maybe if you can sneak out early, May 7 might be a better option (just 33 times).

Who needs the Farmer's Almanac?

To see the whole year, check www.komotv.com/weather

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