Rain returns with a vengeance

Islanders woke up on Sunday morning to the sound of rain and thunder. The weather stations at Islander Middle School and St. Monica School both reported that nearly three-quarters of an inchof rain fell on the Island in the 12-hour period between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.

According to the Seattle weather service, Sept. 6 saw record rainfall for the area. As of 9:15 p.m., 0.92 inches of rain had fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The previous record for Sept. 6 was 0.38 inches, set in 1980.

Temperatures were also especially low. The high for the day was 63 degrees, 10 degrees below the Seattle-area norm.