As we learned last night watching the Republican National Convention, global warming and climate change are just punch lines, only of concern to America-hating pussies. But that's not to say the weather isn't worth talking about, especially when we're in the midst of a record-setting dry stretch!
As has been noted by KIRO 97.3FM and others, assuming no freak rain falls today, absolutely no water will have trickled from the sky at SeaTac Airport during the entire month of August - making it the driest August on record (because, obviously, you can't get any drier than no rain at all).
And that might not be the only record our dry stretch breaks. As the KIRO report goes on to point out, the last rain to be recorded at the airport was .04 of an inch on July 22 - meaning today will make the 40th straight day without liquid sunshine. The record in this department is 51 days, and according to forecasts there's a chance we'll at least get close to that.
According to the National Weather Service, today's forecast calls for a mostly sunny day with a high of 69 degrees and calm winds. Over the next seven days, the National Weather Service's forecast foresees no rain in the Seattle area, high temperatures generally floating around 70 degrees and nighttime lows in the mid-50s.