JUNE 9, 1997
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Forecast: Typical NW: Sun, cloud, maybe showers. Onshore flow will mean plenty of cloudiness and mild weather for much of the week after Tuesday. Right now, it looks like the pattern will weaken a bit by the weekend for a little more sunshine and warmth. There could be some drizzle or showers, mainly Thursday, from the ocean air during the morning hours.
Weather Question of the Week: What other regions on Earth have our climate?
Answer: The climate of Western Washington is called temperate oceanic, which means it is mild and moist almost all year round. Our climate is controlled by our latitude and close proximity to the ocean. Our climatic zone extends from NW coastal California to SE Alaska. Other areas on the globe that have our climate are: extreme Southern Australia and New Zealand, the tip of South Africa, Southern Chile, and much of Western Europe. In fact, Paris is a bit dryer, but has almost the same yearly temperatures as Seattle.