Forecasters Say Northwest's Dry Weather Will Continue

Sep 3, 2012

It hasn't been your imagination. It's been really dry in the Northwest this summer. In fact, it's been mid-July since Seattle, Portland and Boise have recorded any measurable precipitation.

Summers are typically dry in this part of the country, but this stretch is almost one for the record books. And it looks like the dry spell should continue, says National Weather Service forecaster Liana Ramirez.

"We don't have any measurable precipitation expected for the next week or so and possibly even longer," she says. "If the models stay on track, it looks like we're going to have a pretty lengthy summer pattern lingering over the area."

But Ramirez says even though this summer has been one of the hottest on the books nationally, she says the Northwest is unlikely to set many high temperature records this year. Despite some triple-digit days, the season has been relatively mild on the whole.

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