Above average precipitation in October predicted to follow hot, dry summer

The Office of the State Climatologist at the University of Washington says Seattle saw its driest season on record this astronomical summer.

WASHINGTON — The first day of astronomical fall brought sunshine and the start of some fall colors to western Washington, which was a welcome sight for many after a hot, dry summer. 

“For Seattle, it was actually our driest summer on record,” said Karin Bumbaco, the assistant state climatologist at the University of Washington Office of the State Climatologist

Bumbaco said averaging daytime highs and lows, the average temperature also tied 2015 as the warmest summer on record in Seattle.

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