The National Weather Service says a weekend storm has made for the wettest September on record in Olympia and the second-wettest in Seattle.
By 3 a.m. Monday the rainfall total at Olympia was 7.98 inches, breaking the old record of 7.59 set in September of 1978. The normal for the month is 1.71 in Olympia.
At Sea-Tac Airport, the monthly total by 3 a.m. Monday was 5.60 inches, second to 5.95 inches in September 1978. Normal for the month is 1.50 inches.
The totals are more like the totals for December and January.
Meteorologist Dana Felton at the Weather Service office in Seattle say the weekend storm was more like the storms the Northwest sees in late fall and early winter.