Does The Convergence Zone Mean It Rains More In Lynnwood?

Tools

By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - Those that live in the southern Snohomish/northern King County areas where the rainy Puget Sound Convergence Zone lives probably think they get more rain per year than Seattle.

But believe it or not, the Lynnwood/Everett area gets about the same to perhaps a few inches *less* of rain each year than downtown Seattle.

Yes, it's wetter up there on Zone days, but there are many other days where the fringe of the Olympic Rain Shadow (where the Olympic Mountains block some of the rain coming off the Pacific) keeps the rain lighter in the north Sound areas than the main Seattle area.

It doesn't really make it rain less often, just the rain is typically lighter. So on a soaking day, Seattle might get 0.65" of rain, while Lynnwood gets 0.25", but then on a Convergence Zone day, Lynnwood gets 0.35" while Seattle gets nothing.

Your Photos

YouNews Chasing Rainbow. Chasing Rainbow.
While I was busy working, suddenly I turned my head towards the window to see a perfect rainbow and a cruise ship moving fast towards it. Frantically I grabbed my camera and ran to the balcony to take the shot just when the ship appeared to be entering the rainbow.
YouNews Seattle Couple Embraces Seattle Storm Seattle Couple Embraces Seattle Storm
A lot of guests had trouble getting to Nick and Jane's wedding, but there seemed to be a magical bubble around the wedding itself - sunny and only a few big gusts while safe in the church... until well into the cozy inside Broadmoor Golf Club reception.