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It was a wet weekend (How wet was it?)

It was a wet weekend (How wet was it?)

October is the official start of the rain season, and after a rare dry week to kick off the month, our first storms of the season rolled through, dutifully filling up the rain gauges.

In Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport received 2.07" since Friday -- 1.95" of that coming Saturday and Sunday.  That managed to cover over half our average monthly rainfall total. Olympia received 1.71" since Friday, while the normally wet Forks, where they measure rain in feet, had .284 feet (or 3.41 inches).

But as usual, rainfall varied widely around Western Washington. Here are some totals from Friday-Sunday courtesy of the CoCoRahs Community Rainfall Network:

Anacortes: 0.69
Arlington: 1.18"
Auburn: 1.55"
Bainbridge Island: 2.10"
Bellevue: 1.86"
Bothell: 1.03"
Bremerton: 1.70"
Camano Island: 0.55"
Concrete: 1.81"
Edmonds: 0.96"
Everett: 0.69"
Federal Way: 1.78"
Ferndale: 1.25"
Friday Harbor: 0.94"
Gig Harbor: 2.62"
Issaquah: 1.99"
Kent: 1.80"
Kingston: 1.24"
Lopez Island: 0.71"
Marysville: 0.95"
Mercer Island: 1.40"
Mount Vernon: 1.06"
North Bend: 2.19"
Ocean Shores: 2.08"
Parkland: 1.19"
Port Angeles: 0.95"
Puyallup: 1.29"
Redmond: 1.86"
Renton: 1.95"
Sammamish: 2.20"
Sequim: 0.47"
Shelton: 3.68"
Shoreline: 1.46"
Silverdale: 1.54"
Snohomish: 0.93"
Snoqualmie: 2.34"
Vashon: 1.87"
Woodinville: 1.71"

But while we've taken a big dent out of our monthly rainfall totals already, the rain gauges look to be rather bored for a while. The long range models show a rather tranquil period for the next 10-14 days with only a few light shower chances sprinkled in among a majority of dry days.