Call it Northwest noir: An animated video separates fact from fiction regarding the weather around Seattle.
Dark afternoons. Wet sidewalks. Damp shoes that squeak like the door hinge in a cheap hotel room. There’s something about Seattle’s gloomy season that brings out the film noir in some of us. But, like a coldhearted dame or a too-slick gigolo, you can leave it — or learn to love it. Watch the video above to find out how.
More lore about the wet Northwest:
- New to Puget Sound? Here’s how to understand our special relationship with water
- 5 rainy-day hikes near Seattle
- How hardy Northwesterners cope with winter darkness
- Want to bike in the rain? All you need is the right gear — and attitude
Also check out our Seattle Newcomers Guide
Animation credits: Art/animation: Kelly Shea; script: Moira Macdonald; music: Bruce Monroe; narration: Audrey Carlsen.