Is Sequim always sunny? The direct answer is absolutely no. But that does’t mean the Sequim Blue Hole isn’t real. It is, and Sequim receives 16 inches of precipitation annually compared to Seattle’s 45 inches. The Blue hole extends around Sequim in a radius of about 7 miles, although elevation into the Olympic Mountains to the south reduces that radius because of the mountain elevation which receives more rain than the Sequim valley.
It is also true that after a long and apparently somewhat gloomy winter, Sequim has finally entered the sunny and hot summer months. This being August, one could certainly say, “It’s a bit late for summer to start, isn’t it?” Yes, it is, but thank God it is here.
I couldn’t resist taking this photo of the home above sitting in all it’s glory under the sun on a beautiful warm day. By the way, in case you were wondering, very few Sequim residents use air conditioning, and for those who have it built into their electric furnace and heat pump combination, they rarely need it either.
Today in Sequim it is 73 degrees Fahrenheit, and while it seems hot to residents like me who have become acclimated to this climate and the temperatures that are mostly in the 60s and 70s, frankly we still don’t need air conditioning. A home typically stays cool most of the day until late in the afternoon when the temperature increases, and then it is cooling off outside, so we just open some windows or sliding glass doors on the deck.
This is a great time of year to visit Sequim and the whole area, especially if you are in 100+ degree temperatures in California or Arizona or Nevada or Texas. Come on over and get out of the heat and visit us in Sequim. You’ll have a great time I’m sure.
Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Chuck Marunde
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