A few days ago, a well known ratings group found Seattle to be the NUMBER ONE city in the U.S. for pleasant summer weather, while Portland followed in second place. Even major newspapers like the Los Angeles Times seemed to agree.
Cliff Mass breaks down 9 reasons why Seattle has some of the best summer weather in the U.S., including:
We have practically NO RAIN in the summer. Really. Seattle is drier than Phoenix in July. So you can enjoy perfect temperatures without the inconvenience of even thinking about an umbrella or rain gear.
Oddly enough I had been thinking about writing about the actual lack of rainfall in Seattle, but never got around to it. I did manage to put together this chart that shows the average rainfall amounts by month for a random selection of cities that I chose. It illustrates the above point very well.