A flag sits atop what was Cory Kuntz and family's home Sunday, 23 March 2014. The family was at a baseball game Saturday morning when the fatal mudslide swept through the area, destroying everything on their property. The area where the land broke away is seen in the background. Photo: AP

By Scott Sistek  
28 March 2014

SEATTLE (KOMO News) – We all know it's been a soggy month of March. Now we have the trophy to prove it.

The rains Friday were enough to set the record for the all-time wettest March in Seattle history.

That's not just Sea-Tac Airport,which goes back to 1945, but also far and away surpasses anything the Downtown Federal Building measured in its years from 1891-1972.

As of 9 a.m. Saturday, Seattle sat at 9.09 inches of rain for the month, breaking the old Sea-Tac record of 8.40" in 1950, and shattering the Federal Building record of 7.23" of rain set that same year.

March now goes down as the wettest month since a record 15.63" fell in November 2006.

Also on Seattle's record-breaking list -- the wettest February-March on record. That record used to be 14.85 inches set in 1950, but not any more. Seattle was at 15.20 inches as of Saturday morning with still showers in the forecast through the weekend. [more]

Seattle smashes record for all-time wettest March

28 March 2014 (AP) – The National Weather Service says Seattle has already logged the wettest March since record-keeping started back in the 1890s — and more rain is forecast through Monday.

Meteorologist Jeff Michalski said the rainfall total as of Friday evening was 8.87 inches for the month.

The wettest previous March at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was in 1950, when 8.40 inches fell.

Michalski says precipitation records have been kept at Sea-Tac since 1945.

Records kept at the downtown Seattle federal building date back to the early 1890s.

Seattle logs wettest March on record



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