The Sequim Blue Hole really does exist. Some call it the Sequim Rain Shadow. Whatever you call the unique Sequim weather patterns that give us one-third (1/3) the rain fall of Seattle, we love it. On a day when it is raining in Seattle like cats and dogs, quite often you drive through an invisible wall into the Sequim blue hole and suddenly it stops raining. I have personally observed this many times over the past 18 years.
Sequim Blue Hole aka the Sequim Rain Shadow
The Sequim blue hole is within the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives less than 15 inches of rain per year—about the same as Los Angeles. The Sequim blue hole has become quite famous around the country and has been written about in numerous retirement and travel magazines for 20 years. We do periodically see some fog and cool breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait, and that is one of the reasons we have such fresh clean air on the Olympic Peninsula.
Sequim Blue Hole Inviting
Sequim is inviting, and this time of year is just absolutely beautiful. I took this photo above early this morning. The sun is shining and the deer are out eating breakfast in front of my house. The Sequim weather is mild year around, but the Sequim blue hole really does exist.
Last Updated on September 19, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
Very nice pic. I love Sequim, Washington, and get a kick out of blue hole. You’re lucky to have it and the great climate. I wanted to say that your Sequim real estate blog is the best real estate site in Sequim. No doubt about it. Thank you for the cool articles and all the tools you give away.
I had to come to Sequim to find out myself if there really is something to the Sequim Blue Hole, and there was, or there is. It was pouring when I drove north from Olympia on 101, and when I got like one mile outside the Sequim city limits, it suddenly stopped raining like I went through a barrier. It was amazing! I’m here to tell everyone, the Sequim Blue Hole is real!