While everyone is taking about Seattle breaking its record for consecutive days of rain, few people even know that Seattle isn't even the wettest city in Washington, let alone the rainiest city in the United States.
The wettest city in Washington is Centralia - it set the Washington record for consecutive days of precipitation at 55 between late 1996 and early 1997.
Toping the record books though is Kaneohe Ranch on the island of Oahu which recorded 247 consecutive days of rain from Aug. 27, 1993 through April 30, 1994.
Even setting Hawaii aside, Washington is not the wettest state in the West. Alaska had 69 days of precipitation between November 1993 and January 1994.
In the Lower 48, Oregon holds the record for most consecutive wet days. From December 1997 through mid-February 1998, Otis, Ore., on the central Pacific coast, recorded 79 straight days of rain.
It makes Seattle's record attempt a little less impressive, doesn't it?
Unless, of course, you are living through it :-)