How Much Sunshine And Rainy Days Did We Get In 2003?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - It was the sunniest of years. It was the rainiest of years.

Despite our late-year bouts with some crazy weather and a combined 2 sunny days in March and April, 2003 will go down as quite the sunny year.

Seattle netted exactly 100 days where the sun was out in full force, compared to our normal of just 58 sunny days. We can thank our very sunny summer for that -- 52 sunny days between June 1 and Aug. 31 alone.

But it was also a rainy year, with 185 days of measurable rain compared to 154 rainy days normally -- most notably April, which was our wettest month at 25 days with rain.

How? Well, our cloudy days were way down, with just 159 cloudy days compared to a normal 226. So while it was cloudy less, it almost always rained on those cloudy days.

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