Nate895 wrote:As someone who the latter half of my growing up years (11-19) in the depressing pit known as the State of Washington, this is just wrong. The thing about it is that even though there is rarely heavy rain, there is an almost constant overcast, even in the summer. There is hardly a day in the year where there is not a cloud in the sky. You might get one month of a true summer, and that's in a good year (I experienced some summers where it was only possible to boat for two weeks). Winter isn't too cold when the clouds are out (most of the time), but you can be pretty certain that it's dark and dreary outside, and when it isn't dark and dreary, it's below freezing. The average high in July and August is 76 in Seattle. There are variables. Some years it might only break 80 a few days, with many days not even breaking 70, and other years there will be consistently warm temperatures over the summer month (80-90+), and you will probably need to wear a light sweater at night, even in August.
There is a certain group of people who like the weather in the NW, but most people would find it absolutely miserable. If you like the weather in the NW, say so, don't try to sell something that just isn't so.
As someone who has spent much of his life in Seattle (and continues to) I can tell you that you are wrong - if not lying. You don't live in Seattle, or you would have seen the insane spring and summer we had last year...and you would know that Seattle can get 75-85 degree weather even in September. Seattle's springs run April-June; ssummers run July-September. Indian summers happen in Seattle frequently.
Like I said, I speak to transplants all the time who are shocked. I never said Seattle's weather wasn't dreary at all. our winters can be quite ugly. But for the most part, they aren't, they're just wet. And a cloud in the sky with the sun is called "partially sunny", dude. That's not a dreary day; that's mild weather, and only sun-hounds from the south, CA and FL dislike it.