As a coastal city, Seattle is known for its moderate, Mediterranean climate with dryer summers and cooler, wet winters with just under half of the year on average seeing regular amounts of daily rainfall, that is up to 37 inches per year, peaking in autumn and winter.
Rain in moderate amounts does wonders for growing our crops and recoloring our parched surrounding greenery and landscapes in Seattle but in excess amounts can be overkill as it can cause overflowing rivers and runoffs, pooling, and flooding. And the aftermath of a rainstorm ranges from power outages to supply shortages, traffic obstructions, and road and permanent infrastructure damage including to your humble abode.
Although Seattle is typecast as one of the rainiest states in the US, it’s not all that stormy and drizzled out so long as you remain extra vigilant and prepare for the rainy season by first and foremost check the condition of your roof. Seattle homeowners may not face a flash flood anytime soon but it’s best to conduct routine maintenance and double-check all facets of your gutter system including your downspout outlet to ensure it's intact and working properly to expel excess water to the outskirts of your home. If you need a downspout installation, Seattle, WA homeowners are best advised to ask a professional Seattle gutter technician for help.