June 23, 2010 by esarsea
Today we enter our 273rd day without reaching 75 degrees here in the Pacific Northwest. It hasn’t been cold per se, just a steady stream of overcast skies and moderate temperatures with frequent rain showers. It’s an all-time record according to this article in the Seattle PI.
We’ve passed the Summer Solstice, and our warmest day in nearly 300 days is room temperature? Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.
I’ve heard through the years that we have the highest (or one of the highest) rates of both alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis here. I have not researched this, and I don’t have any stats to support that statement – but I believe it’s accurate. I’ve often wondered if it was related to a lack of exposure to the sun.
As a Washingtonian born and raised, I’m used to it (the weather, that is). I actually enjoy the rain most of the time…but this is getting old.