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Spring fever? Or streak fatigue?

Spring fever? Or streak fatigue?

I'm finding there's two camps setting up shop -- those who love this month long dry streak of dry weather (at least those living right at the rain gauge at Sea-Tac Airport) and those who are tired of the streak and  just want a day of rain once in a while.

Or, maybe they're just tired of hearing about it.  I'm betting streak news is probably getting on par with the latest news of Amanda Knox for number of mentions.

For those tired of the streak, cross your fingers that we might get a rogue shower on Saturday or Sunday (because after that, it might go a few more days.)

But for those addicted to the streak and can't get enough, I present to you the Hall of Streaks -- all our streak records I could find (Just so you could keep track of them on your own.)

Dry Streaks:

* The spring one you all know about -- it's now at 29 set....yesterday. Thursday will make 30.

Summer:

  • 51  July 7 - Aug. 26, 1951
  • 45 Sept. 1 - Oct. 15, 1991
  • 42 July 17 - Aug. 27, 1986
  • 41 July 7 - Aug. 16, 1990
  • 40 July 11 - Aug. 19, 1971

(10th is 37 set June 27-Aug 2 in 1958, for those tracking to see if the current streak will make it into all-time status.)

Winter/Wet Season: (November-February)

  • 21  Dec. 8-28, 1985
  • 15  Feb. 13-27, 2005
  • 15 Jan 16-30, 1963
  • 14 Nov. 20-Dec. 4, 2002
  • 13 - 4 way tie.

Wet Streaks:

Overall:

  • 33  Jan. 6 - Feb. 7, 1953
  • 27  Dec. 19, 2005 - Jan. 14, 2006
  • 25 Jan. 28 - Feb. 21, 1961
  • 24 Nov. 10 - Dec. 3, 1953
  • 22 Dec. 18, 1964 - Jan. 8, 1965

Dry Season (May-Sept.)

  • 11 May 9-19, 1945 (13 at Federal Building, May 1-13, 1911)
  • 10 Sept. 16-25, 1969
  • 9 - Three way tie.

Temperature Streaks:

  • Consecutive Days at 70 or hotter: 61 (July 8 - Sept. 6, 2003)
  • Consecutive Days at 80 or hotter: 15 (July 30-Aug. 13, 1977)
  • Consecutive Days at 85 or hotter: 9 (Aug. 5-13, 1977 and Aug. 12-18, 1967)
  • Consecutive Days at 90 or hotter: 5 (Aug. 7-11, 1981)

Notes: That 1977 streak had 13 of 17 days over 85 and six days over 90!

Winter cold high temperature streaks:

Consecutive Days at 32 or colder: 10 (Jan 21-30, 1969)
Consecutive Days at 28 or colder: 6 (Jan 27-Feb 1, 1977 (did that set up the hot summer?) and again Jan 13-18, 1950)
Consecutive Days at 25 or colder: 6 (Jan 13-18, 1950)

Winter low temperature streaks:

Consecutive Lows at 32 or colder: 24 (Dec. 23, 1946- Jan. 15, 1947)
Consecutive Lows at 28 or colder: 12 (4 way tie, most recent: Jan 24-Feb. 4, 1972)
Consecutive Lows at 24 or colder: 11 (Tie --Jan. 25-Feb 4, 1972 and Jan 24-Feb. 3, 1950)

Fog:
Most consecutive days with dense fog reported (1/4 mile visibility or less): 13 (Dec. 16-28, 1985)

That should keep you busy for streak tracking :)