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Seattle completes rare holiday soggy hat trick

Seattle completes rare holiday soggy hat trick
Rain on a summer three day weekend is somewhat inevitable in Seattle -- since 1984 there have been only four years where it's been dry on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day in the same summer (1984, 2004, 2005 and 2008)

But this is the first time in a long time that we managed to get rain on every single one -- plus the main Seafair event day to boot! Yes, Seattle is a perfect 4-for-4 in having it rain on our big summer events.

Memorial Day? 0.31 inches of rain, a high of 65.

Fourth of July? 0.11 inches of rain, a high of 65.

Seafair Sunday? 0.19 inches of rain, a high of 66 (heat wave!)

And now Labor Day: 0.04 inches of rain as of Monday afternoon with more rain on the way, and temperatures barely over 60.

Not counting SeaFair, this is only the third time since 1948 that it has rained on all three holidays in the same summer (1980 and 1956 were the only other years for the holiday rainfall hat trick.)

It seems to be about a 30-year occurrence, so perhaps we're set for at least one dry summer holiday for the next few decades? :)