Sequim weather is entering the fall and winter transition, and it’s been beautiful. We’ve had a warm and sunny fall, more than normal, and here we are in October, and it’s still sunny and warm. With the leaves turning, it is gorgeous. I took this photo from the deck of a home overlooking Port Angeles, and while the photo doesn’t give you the same sense of awe you get in person, you can get a feel for our Sequim weather and our Port Angeles weather this time of year. Even with some clouds out, we had sunshine breaking through to create this rainbow in this owners front yard. [See photos of this Port Angeles Water View Home.]
Sequim Weather and The Blue Hole
One question I get from buyers regularly is, “How far does the Sequim rain shadow or the Sequim blue hole extend outside Sequim?” Here’s my answer. The blue hole extends much further than most people realize. Sequim has done a great job promoting the blue hole, and it’s been written about in many magazines and talked about for decades. There really is a blue hole, so Sequim weather is one of the major reasons people retire to the area. But there is a misconception about the rain fall heading west of Sequim toward Port Angeles. The myth that is still repeated is that, “for every mile you drive toward Port Angeles from Sequim, the rain increases by one inch.” That would mean 15 more inches of rain, but in fact, Port Angeles only has 4 to 6 more inches of rain than Sequim. That is negligible to the human eye. I’ve driven back and forth for 20 years, and I have not been able to see a significant difference between Sequim weather and Port Angeles weather. Does it rain more in Port Angeles? Yes, but the Sequim blue hole covers a much bigger area on the Olympic Peninsula than most people realize.
Come and See Our Sequim Weather
By the way, this is a wonderful time of year to come and look at homes. Buyer traffic has slowed down somewhat as it normally does in the winter months, and with the Sequim weather and Port Angeles weather giving us such a gorgeous fall, this is a perfect time to come.
Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by Chuck Marunde