Seattle’s spring 2022 weather forecast

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We can hardly wait for spring to get here. | Photo by @trietybird

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Whew, we were already starting to wonder when we might see some warmer weather — but this cold snap has us deep in the Google searches. We thought we’d share.

The main thing that will dictate the coats you keep on your rack is this winter’s La Niña advisory, which indicates a high probability of lower than average temps and more rainfall. According to certain models, there’s a 77% chance that this climate pattern keeps on through May.

🌡Temperature

Keep the hot chocolate close. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Climate Prediction Center, we have a 40-50% chance of seeing below average temperatures from March to May.

🌧Precipitation

Raincoats will still be your friend. Seattle has a 33-40% chance of above average precipitation this spring.

🗓By the month: March

Even with lower-than-average temps, March should finally be when we start to see a little more warmth, with high temps averaging around 52° and lows around 42°. It may still be a bit chilly, but toastier than February’s 46°/35° averages. The other big news here is that Sun., March 13 will be our first sunset after 7 p.m. Pop some bubbly, you made it.

🗓 By the month: April

It’s probably safe to put those big puffers away now, but leave the sweaters out. Average high temps in April could land around 57° with lows around 45°.

🗓 By the month: May

Here comes the sun, do-do-do-do. 🎶 Spring is in full force as our average high temperature will likely move up to 63° and our low should tag along at 50°. All of our sunsets are securely stationed after 8 p.m. at this point. Plus, the effects of La Niña also have a 56% chance of chilling out this month. All things to look forward to.

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