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Life in the Olympic Rain Shadow

Downtown Seattle @ 1:30pm

For the past couple of weeks, Seattle has found itself in the bullseye of the Olympic Rain Shadow.

Check out the Pineapple Express last week that dumped 7″ of rain in the mountains … and a whopping .01″ on Downtown Seattle (a 700-fold difference):

(Image courtesy of the super-cool Kiro 7 Stormtracker @

Now, seeing the rain shadow represented as a graphic on a digital map is all well and good, but actually experiencing it is something else. Today, I did just that. Experience it, that is.

I left a partly sunny Downtown Seattle shortly after 1pm, and

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