Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


Rain In Seattle? It's a MYTH!

Active RAIN?  I think not!

This is my fifth trip to Seattle area, and I am convinced that, contrary to what we've all heard, this is not a rainy area.  I think it is a myth perpetuated by the locals to keep people like me in the Other Washington - Washington, DC!

Since I arrived on Saturnday, the skies have been clear and a gorgeous shade of blue.  The weather has been between about 65 and 85 degrees, with no noticable humidity. 

My family has gathered on Bainbridge Island for my niece, Brighid's wedding.  It was outdoors under clear, blue shies, and just beautiful. 

Now, this is not my first contact with wonderful weather in Seattle.  It's my fifith or so trip.  I've never seen a drop of rain.  I've seen only a few wispy clouds. 

So I'm wondering.  Should it be Active Clear and Sunny?  Active Azure? 


Comment balloon 27 commentsPatricia Kennedy • July 27 2010 03:11PM


Pat, You must bring the sunshine with you as you travel! My parents lived there for 9 months and my mother had to move back to Utah due to the cloudy, rainy days. Your niece looks absolutely stunning!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 10 years ago

that's too funny Patricia,  I have Seattle weather on my phone's weather app. As we melt here in Charlotte this summer I've been intrigued by Seattle's weather (ok, maybe just slightly envious too!)

Congrats to your niece!

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) about 10 years ago

Pat, I have had some ideal days in Seattle too. Nothing like it. Great photos.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat, I am jealous of that gorgeous weather over there, oh my, 65-85 degrees, no humidity?  What a beautiful bride!

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) about 10 years ago


It's just a myth to keep down the crowds!


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Perhaps it was the happy occassion you were there to celebrate that brought out the sunshine.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

As long as you are Active who cares rain, sun or azure. Enjoy and be glad you got the best of it. LOL

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat- I think you had a point... they tell us that so we won't spoil and overcrowd  their beautiful area.  Can't blame 'em for that.  Enjoy your niece's wedding.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 10 years ago

Gorgeous photos.  I keep in touch with Paul Henderson for my Washington fix.  When I was little and growing up out there, I thought the nation's capitol was the capital in Longview, Washington where I was from.  It seemed big enough.  And, how could there be two Washingtons? 

Later, I learned it was altogether different.  How is your house in DC?  I heard about those terrible storms.  I hope the dog whisperer and the dog made it through okay. 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 10 years ago

Pat..What a beautiful Bride .. You sure do take great pictures.....It is HOT HOT HOT here


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 10 years ago


I think Seattle is a great city, and when I've visited the city there very little rain. Enjoy.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 10 years ago

What a beautiful bride.  I've never been to Seattle.  You picked a great time to go.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) about 10 years ago

Not only is the weather amazing, but I'm hearing it's over 100 in DC, humid enough to swim through the air, and power outages all over town.  Wow!  Glad I'm here!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat... I have never had rainy weather in Seattle.  I think you are correct... it's all a myth!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

We haven't hit 100 this summer after 60+ last year, so I can't complain. But 65 degrees would be great. I always say Seattle's weather is rarely great, but when it is, it's spectacular.

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) about 10 years ago

Let me echo Scott, above; when it's good, it's spectacular.  I recall 4 inches of rain in my sleeping bag, that proves it can be spectacularly wet sometimes - when it chooses to be!

Gorgeous bride! Much happiness!

Posted by Stacey Mayer, ( about 10 years ago

You got lucky, that's all I can say.  Your niece is gorgeous.  Enjoy your stay.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat, the photo of your niece is literally a picture of a fair maiden emerging from a forest like  someone out of an ancient myth. Beauty just to captivate, thanks for sharing

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 10 years ago


You just radiate sunshine...I am convinced thatis what it is...maybe you should just stay here....Seattle would love more sunny days!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat - My uncle who lived out there for over 50 years loved that area of the country too!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat - Congratulatioins to you niece, she looks absolutely stunning and it's nice to hear the weather was perfect.  No matter where you live it can be risky having an outdoor wedding, especially in July.  I got married in July and it rained the entire week leading up to it and thankfully it was a perfect day because I didn't have any back up plan.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 10 years ago

It rained this morning!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 10 years ago

Paul, does it count if it rains between 2 and 4 in the morning?  I woke up at 8:30 to a haze that burned off by 10:00 am.  At least on Bainbbridge.  I love it here!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Pat, We are just glad that you came up during the dry week =)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 10 years ago

Lucky you Pat.  I spent the weekend in Miami Beach, Fl where I went for a wedding.  The wedding was great, but the weather was HOT and Humid, not to mention the storms that we had all Friday morning.  Had a super time despite the weather.  Your niece makes a beautiful bride and of coarse, you take great photos!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) about 10 years ago

Pat, I think you're letting our secret out to to many Realtors®. We need non-Realtors® to move here.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) about 10 years ago

Pat, Your neice chose a wonderful place to get married.  The summers are wonderful in Seattle and it is great to hear you have lucked out with the weather.


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) about 10 years ago