Sequim weather is well known around the country from Florida to Alaska and from southern California to New York (Hawaii has it’s own special weather). We’ve had some rain recently, but it was much needed in the farmer’s fields and on the large lots owned by many homeowners. But the sun has been out of late, and while it has been cool in the early morning hours, it is surprising how warm it has been for the rest of the day.
Sequim Weather is Comfortable
If you are in the midst of the southern heat right now, you will probably laugh when I talk about a hot day in this Sequim weather. Our high for the day today is expected to be 68 degrees F, and the low 51 degrees F. Compared to 110 degrees in the California or Nevada desert, this is quite comfortable.
This photo of a Sequim barn that is about 100 years old is reminiscent of the agricultural history of the Sequim valley. Sequim is tucked nicely between the stunning Olympic Mountains and the rain forests to the south and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north. Want a water view? No problem. Want a mountain view? No problem. For well over a hundred years Sequim weather has been home to farms and cattle grazing. It’s amazing, but for decades in the recent past, water front property was often used for nothing more than grazing cattle! Those silly cows had no idea how valuable their plot of land was worth, and I seriously doubt they appreciated their views.
Sequim Weather in the Blue Hole, aka the Rain Shadow
There really is a blue hole or rain shadow above Sequim, and Sequim weather is surprisingly well know around the country from all the articles written about Sequim in retirement magazines. We get about one-third of the rain of Seattle, and as you drive west beyond Port Angeles and to the west end or the Fork’s area (where the vampires live from the movie Twilight), the rain steadily increases.
This photo of the old barn is a common sight around Sequim and Port Angeles, although many of the old barns have been collapsing and slowly disappearing. That’s sad, but few homeowners or farmers maintain the 100+ year old barns.
Retiring to Sequim is a great idea for many reasons, not the least of which is our sunny Sequim weather.
Last Updated on September 4, 2011 by Chuck Marunde