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Hey guess what? It was really wet this November

Hey guess what? It was really wet this November
Shoppers dodge traffic and rain drops while taking advantage of the holiday sales at the outlet stores on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

How wet was it last month amid 9-10 wind storms? We actually cracked some Top 10 lists out there for wettest Novembers on record. Here are the stats, courtesy of the National Weather Service:

 ..A WET NOVEMBER FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON...

NOVEMBER 2009 WAS A WET AND WILD ONE FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON WITH SOME SITES BREAKING INTO THEIR TOP TEN WETTEST NOVEMBERS...AND A COUPLE INTO THEIR TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME. NOVEMBER 2009 REACHED THE NUMBER 2 SPOT FOR WETTEST NOVEMBER AT BOTH QUILLAYUTE AND HOQUIAM. SEA-TAC MANAGED TO TIE THEIR NUMBER TEN SPOT BY GETTING EXACTLY 0.20 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 30TH. THE SEATTLE WFO AT SANPOINT REACHED NUMBER 4 FOR THEIR WETTEST NOVEMBER. 


TOP TEN WETTEST NOVEMBERS AT QUILLAYUTE

29.14   1983 26.55   2009 26.11   1998 24.47   2006 24.28   1975 22.59   1990 22.17   1980    21.53   1999 20.64   1995    18.49   1991

TOP TEN WETTEST NOVEMBERS AT HOQUIAM

21.17   2006 18.53   2009 18.03   1990 17.22   1995 17.09   1983 16.38   1963 15.44   1999 15.33   1955 14.84   1998,1958 14.52   1954

TOP TEN WETTEST NOVEMBERS AT SEA-TAC

15.63   2006 11.62   1998 10.71   1990 10.40   1995  9.69   1963  9.65   1964  9.60   1999  9.34   1962  9.26   2001  8.96   2009,1955

TOP TEN WETTEST NOVEMBERS AT SEATTLE WFO

11.56   2006  9.74   1999  9.40   2001  8.53   2009  7.16   1995  6.71   1988  6.45   1986  5.95   1990  5.65   2003  5.50   1992

FOR QUILLAYUTE AND HOQUIAM...NOVEMBER 2009 ALSO BROKE INTO THEIR TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME. QUILLAYUTE REACHED NUMBER 4 WHILE HOQUIAM REACHED NUMBER 6. SEA-TAC DID NOT BREAK INTO THEIR TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME...BUT SEATTLE WFO AT SANDPOINT REACHED NUMBER 7 ON THEIR LIST. HOWEVER...OBSERVATIONS FOR THE WFO ONLY GO AS FAR BACK AS 1986.

 

TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME FOR QUILLAYUTE 

29.14   NOV 1983 27.82   DEC 1979 27.17   OCT 1975 26.55   NOV 2009 26.20   FEB 1999 26.11   NOV 1998 24.86   OCT 1967 24.28   NOV 1975 24.02   JAN 2006 23.99   JAN 2002

TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME FOR HOQUIAM

23.46   JAN 2006 21.17   NOV 2006 19.64   DEC 1996 19.04   FEB 1961 18.58   FEB 1999 18.53   NOV 2009 18.14   DEC 1998 18.03   NOV 1990 17.22   NOV 1995    17.09   NOV 1983

TOP TEN WETTEST MONTHS OF ALL TIME FOR SEATTLE WFO

11.56   NOV 2006 10.85   DEC 1996 10.12   JAN 2006  9.74   NOV 1999  9.40   NOV 2001  9.10   DEC 2007  8.53   NOV 2009  8.18   JAN 1998  8.00   DEC 2006  7.80   MAR 1997

OTHER SITES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON DID NOT BREAK INTO THEIR TOP TEN WETTEST LISTS...BUT NOVEMBER 2009 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THEM.

 

LOCATION        NOVEMBER 2009       NOVEMBER 30 YEAR NORMAL

 

OLYMPIA             10.08                   8.13                   

BELLINGHAM           6.72                   5.44