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10 Nov 2012
Sequim is one of 10 Places to Retire with Great Weather according to TopRetirements.com. This is no surprise for those of us who live here, and many soon-to-be retirees around the country know that Sequim is famous for its Blue Hole or Rain Shadow, but to be placed in one of 10 Places to Retire with Great Weather on a national basis by an outside objective source is a great confirmation.
The analysis which put Sequim on the list is explained this way:
The places on this list all offer good weather, which we define as a combination of relatively low amounts of rain or snow, fewest number of days below 32 or above 90 F., most days with sunshine, and low humidity. In addition to our own research we relied on 2 great sources: the “Camelot Index” (remember the Jay Lerner song from Camelot which includes this lyric: “…The climate must be perfect all the year…”, as well as the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging project. Read why Sequim is one of 10 Places to Retire with Great Weather.
There really is a Sequim Blue Hole in the sky, and commercial pilots who live here talk about it all the time. One pilot told me he decided to move here because there was a blue hole in the sky so often when he flew over, he knew the weather was ideal. Here’s an explanation of the Sequim Blue Hole.
Come see Sequim, Washington, and you will know exactly why we are one of 10 Places to Retire with Great Weather.
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