Seattle Weather Misconceptions

The cloudiness is nothing anybody here has been denying, but we don’t crack the Top 10 in either of the rainiest cities lists.

10 rainiest/snowiest cities
Number of days per year with rain or snow

1. Hilo, Hawaii 277
2. Quillayute, Wa 210
3. Astoria, Oregon 191
4. Elkins, Wv 171
5. Syracuse, New York 171
6. Buffalo, New York 169
7. Marquette, Mi 168
8. Sault Ste, Marie, Mi 166
9. Erie, Pennsylvania 165 Isn’t Erie only about a 1 1/2 hour drive
from Pittsburg??
10. Binghamton, Ny 162

10 wettest cities
Avg annual precipitation in inches

1. Hilo, Hawaii 128.00
2. Quillayute, Wash 104.50
3. Astoria, Oregon 69.60
4. Blue Canyon, Ca 67.87
5. Mobile, Alabama 64.64
6. Tallahassee, Florida 64.59
7. Pensacola, Florida 61.16
8. New Orleans, La 59.74
9. W Palm Beach, Fla 59.72
10. Miami, Florida 59.55

Where is Seattle? Not in either list. Seattle does come up in this list:

10 cloudiest cities
Number of cloudy days per year

1. Astoria, Oregon 240
2. Quillayute, Wa 240
3. Olympia, Wa 229
4. Seattle, Wa 227
5. Portland, Oregon 223
6. Kalispell, Montana 213
7. Binghamton, Ny 212
8. Beckley, Wv 211
9. Elkins, Wv 211
10. Eugene, Oregon 209

Seattle is #94 out of 237. Ahead of Seattle are various cities from the NE, which include Boston, NYC, Wash D.C., and various others from those states plus New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.