Seattle this July: Sunnier than Phoenix; drier than Los Angeles

What has been constant for sure around here is that it's been dry, frequently sunny, and rather temperate -- though not quite as cool as some other location that are usually some 25 degrees hotter! It's led to some rather strange reversals on the summer weather scoreboards around the West.

What makes this heat wave so unusual?

Aside from the unusual heat, meteorologists have been abuzz with the rather unusual atmospheric setup. This is not shaping up to be your traditional Northwest heat wave!