Does It ALWAYS Rain On The Fourth Of July?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - If it seems like Mother Nature likes to pick on Seattle on the Fourth of July, it might be because it's true.

Looking back over the past 110 years of weather observations in Seattle, it has rained on July 4th a whopping 32 times -- including three of the past five years.

Even more puzzling is that statistically, July 4th has had the most rainy days of any other day in July. Even July 4th's average temperature of 72 degrees has been hard to come by of late, only reaching 77 once in the past five years, and then being under 70 the other four.

June 25th has only had 24 days of rain on the past 110 years, so maybe if only the founding fathers could have finished the Declaration of Independence a week earlier...

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