We're well on our way to living through the wettest winter in Seattle history

SEATTLE – There’s still a long way to go, but Seattle could set a record for its wettest winter in history as early as tonight.

CNN and NWS Seattle reported that the all-time wettest winter for Seattle was in 1998-99, when there were 22.77 inches of rain.

So far, we’re at 22.19 inches – but more rain is in the forecast for most of the rest of the week.

The calculations don’t jibe exactly with the true definition of winter.

The NWS used the full months of December, January and February as its measuring stick Technically, the first day of winter was Dec. 21, and spring begins this year on March 20.

Either way, of course, that’s a ton of rain.