The December Dry Streak Makes Green Lake Shine

December 8, 2017 6:42am

Photo by Dustin Guy

If it weren’t for the low sun angle and chill in the air, you might be wondering if it’s really December. We’re now on day 4 of a dry spell that could extend to 10 days. If the dry spell lasts that long, it’s exceptional. A dry streak of 10 days or more in December in Seattle over the last few decades only occurs every 15 or 20 years. The last time we had a rain-free period of a week and a half in December, the World Wide Web was less than 10 years old and many of us were using dial up for internet access. It was 1999. Before that, there was a dry spell of two weeks in December of 1985.