The Rain Shadow

For anyone who has heard about the Puget Sound “Rain Shadow” or “Banana Belt” but has been skeptical, here is a picture I snapped last night on my iPad which clearly demonstrates the “Rain Shadow” effect over Whidbey Island.  Merry Christmas everyone, I think I hear sleigh bells overhead!

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About halhovey

A transplant from the east coast, I spent many years living in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada before finally finding a little piece of paradise on Whidbey Island that I call home. This is where I chose to raise my kids, set down roots, and eventually retire. In my blog I hope to share timely information and statitistics about our local real estate market, as well as a few of the people, places and homes around Whidbey Island that I find special, or interesting.
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3 Responses to The Rain Shadow

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  2. That is a very nice screen shot; interesting that all the San Juans seem to be in the shadow that day, often Orcas, etc are in the clouds.

    Where do you thing the sunniest place on Whidbey is?

    • halhovey says:

      If you believe the rain charts, the dryest area is around Ebey Landing and then spreading northeast from there. But I think the Penn Cove area and up to Oak Harbor are sunniest. There are frequently times when the areas around the west side of the island are shrouded in fog, while over on the east side we are in sunshine.

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