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Seattle the next Saint-Tropez? Not quite, but Mediterranean climate trends continue
SEATTLE -- One look outside Thursday would have most people thinking otherwise. Gray, windy and 64 degrees. Snow in the mountains over the weekend. The idea that Seattle is anything like Saint-Tropez in the summer seems laughable. But given current climate trends, a more Mediterranean-climate is not too far off, said NOAA Climatologist Nick Bond, who is studying the atmosphere and ocean as part of a joint effort between the University of Washington and NOAA.