Seattle is close to breaking rain record for month

Seattle is on the verge of breaking its rain record for the second time in five months.

Might as well root for the record, as days of drenching have put Seattle on the verge of breaking a precipitation record for the second time in five months.

With 7.84 inches of rain for the month by 6 a.m. Thursday, February is the sixth-wettest. Wednesday was a record-setter all by itself, with 1.63 inches of rain, drowning the daily record of 0.94 inches set in 1970.

At this rate, all Seattle needs is an additional 1.28 inches to float right to the top, breaking the record for the month set in 1961, said Dustin Guy, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Seattle.

“We are already at number six, and I wouldn’t rule out number one; it’s certainly possible. The average for February is just 3.9 inches, and we have more than doubled that already,” Guy said.

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