Dismal Doppler

Seattle Can Officially Complain about This Gloomy Spring Weather

The local meteorological authorities say we haven't had a Seattle spring this cold and rainy in a decade.

05/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

PUDDLE PIECE

Fashion-Meets-Function Raincoats for Seattle's Eternal Wet Season

A fashionable Rainkiss poncho, a seam-sealed Filson raincoat, a Stutterheim classic, and more cute waterproof jackets.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Mud Ahoy

Best Rainy Day Hikes Near Seattle

Waterfalls, hot springs, and views made for wet days: The best trails to explore in the Western Washington drizzle, from North Bend to Issaquah.

03/28/2022 By Allison Williams

PUDDLE JUMPERS

The Best Kids' Rain Gear, According to Seattle Area Parents

How to dress kids for Seattle's notoriously rainy weather, from the best boots for toddlers to waterproof full-body suits.

03/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Elemental Protection

10 Cute and Functional Jackets for Little Adventurers

From rain jackets to wind breakers and North Face to Eddie Bauer, these garments will protect kids against a range of damp and cold weather.

10/12/2021 By Jenni Moore

City Slicker

9 Timeless Trench Coats You'll Need, Just in Time for Fall

From a classic London Fog trench coat to durable and modern options from Reformation, North Face, REI, Filson, Eddie Bauer, and local Seattle brands.

09/16/2021 By Jenni Moore

Rain Withdrawal

A Week-by-Week Guide to a Seattle Drought

Too much sun and days without rain, and Seattleites are basically Edward Cullen.

08/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

CLOUDED JUDGMENT

Local Rain Gear for the Umbrella-Curious Seattleite

Full coverage is best, but rain hats protect your hair and your dignity.

04/07/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Carlton Canary

TASTEFULLY TORRENTIAL

The Seattle Guide to Dressing for Spring Rain

Seattle’s style conundrum: Dressing for post-winter rains without resorting to a hardshell.

02/25/2020 By Kelly Skahan

Hot Stuff

What Does a Seattle Summer Really Look Like?

Our city’s getting warmer and drier. But cloudy June days? Still very much a thing.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer

Bumbershoot Blunder

Debunking a Few Seattle Myths

What exactly is the Seattle Freeze? And why does nobody carry an umbrella?

09/21/2018 By Allison Williams

I'm New Here

Debunking a Few Seattle Myths

Is everyone a die-hard liberal? And what about that "Seattle Freeze" thing?

08/21/2015 By Allison Williams

I'm New Here

Seattle Weather 101

Guess what? We don't actually get that much rain.

08/20/2015 By David Laskin

Back Fence

The Pacific Northwest Drought Is Real

The drought really is here—it just doesn’t look the way you thought it would.

08/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Style Downpour

Item of the Moment: Clear Coated Rainwear

Local designer Miriam Reynolds crafts chic rain coats and coverups for Seattle's spring drizzle.

04/17/2014 By Amanda Zurita

Slideshow

Umbrella Stands

Nine ways to corral the winter wet.

10/05/2012