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pacific northwest cruising areas
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The illustration at right shows the storm-blocking effects of
the Olympic Mountains. The phenomenon commonly called
the "Bannana Belt" effectively reduces the precipitation in the
adjacent islands, producing a much sunnier climate.

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Some well known locations and their annual rainfall.
You may be surprised at some of the numbers.

Miami ...........59"
Dallas ...........32"
Portland ........37"
Chicago ........31"

 

Anacortes.........20"
Seattle..............35"
New York........40"
San Francisco...18"

 



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