GREENSBORO, N.C. — VERIFY QUESTION

When you think about a rainy city, what comes to mind? Probably Seattle, Washington.

How does the Triad compare, in terms of average rainfall? The answer might surprise you.

VERIFY SOURCE

Meteorologist Eric Chilton

VERIFY PROCESS

Chilton said winter 2018 was an exceptionally wet year. That said, on an average year, the Triad has nearly 42.36 inches of rain. Compare that to Seattle's 37.9 inches of yearly rainfall. The Triad exceeds Seattle by five inches!

Why, then, does Seattle always seem so rainy?

He explained given its location in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle experiences rain more often than the Triad, but the volume of rain is less. Most of Seattle's rainy days are nothing more than a drizzle under dreary, cloudy skies. When it rains in the Triad, it typically pours.

VERIFY CONCLUSION

The Triad-area gets more rain than Seattle in a given year.

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