All it took was 9.15 inches to make this summer the wettest on record since 1969.
According to the Capital Weather Gang:
In Washington, the monthly rainfall ended up an impressive 9.15 inches, the equivalent of an average three-month supply. It was easily wetter than any other July since the 1969, when 9.44 inches fell.
2017 is the only year since 2000 to feature a top-10 wettest July.
Not only was July wet, but it was also hot. The CWG reports July 2017 was the fifth warmest July since 2000 and it makes 2017, year-to-date, the second warmest year since 2000.