I learned some very interesting and surprising facts today about this area of the state. For example, Seattle doesn't really get that much rain averaging only about 39 inches annually. It does get a lot of light rain which combined with the ocean's winds causes cloudy, gloomy weather conditions. It only has about 70 days of sun whereas Denver has about 300!
Now Mt. Ranier on the other hand, is the snowiest place in the entire world averaging 680' a year. It also holds the record for one 24-hour period—10 feet!!!