In terms of historical average rainfall, what many people don’t realize is that Seattle is actually in a rain-shadow region. Yes, you read that right. The Olympic mountains stop quite a bit of rain from reaching Seattle. In your rankings of rainiest cities, compare Seattle against Bellingham and Olympia which are just a few miles north and south of Seattle respectively to see the impact of the Olympic Mountains.

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