There are two Washington states

@sallypup (26319)
Moses Lake, Washington
April 19, 2016 1:59pm CST
Sounds crazy but it is true. I live on the East side of the Cascade mountains. Usually we are hotter than the West side. Seattle and all its hugeness is over there. Yesterday they had a heat record and for once were hotter than us. Not the general way to think of things. We're the semi arid part and they are or were the green close to the ocean part. Yesterday that flipped.
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@amadeo (61724)
• United States
19 Apr 16
I remember being in Seattle in the fifties.It was always cool to me while there.This is before your time?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Apr 16
@amadeo In the late 50s I would have been up in the northwest corner of WA state, learning how to crawl and fall off work horses.
@marlina (71302)
• Canada
19 Apr 16
Does it happen often that way? Or is it very unusual?
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Apr 16
@marlina Its weird for Seattle. That area is known for its rain, not for being hotter than Arizona.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
19 Apr 16
This is true. Did you know there was a push at one time to divide the state into two different states? The east side was tired of the west side, with its huge population, out voting the east side.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Apr 16
@RichardMeister So much bickering. I think that idea of separate states is still strong in some folk's minds. I also heard when I lived in the northwest corner of WA that they wanted that corner to be separate from the rest of WA- very different up there in Whatcom county than in Seattle. BUT Bellingham is getting more gentrified by the second.
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@JohnRoberts (52248)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Apr 16
Having visited all over Washington State, there is a dividing line with the mountains. There's the coast, forests, Seattle and Tacoma. On the other side is the more plains like farming of Yakima and Spokane.
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@sallypup (26319)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Apr 16
@JohnRoberts And there's me. Sagebrush country. Totally different thinking over here on the East side by a lot of people.
• United States
19 Apr 16
I live in East TN and the difference in climate and topography between here and Memphis are considerable - we are cooler and all mountains and west is flat and much hotter. You can have variations in temperature across the road.
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