The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recently offered the opportunity for those fully vaccinated to remove their masks both outdoors and indoors. Those who missed out on their outdoor wedding plans last year thanks to the pandemic, and those planning such events this year are quickly making arrangements for outdoor weddings right now.

But when is the best weather time for an outdoor wedding?  I get this question often.

Going back to when weather records in the North Sound began in the late 19th century, the driest time of year runs from July 21st through August 4th. Those dates include days when it has rained the least number of times throughout the year in well over 120 years.

The mid-July to mid-August time frame is historically the driest time of the year for any outdoor activities including outdoor weddings. This period is the best time of year for a wonderful day to ring those wedding bells. Book your event date now!

And if you enter and win the Everett Post Ultimate Backyard Makeover contest, perhaps you can have that outdoor wedding ceremony in your own backyard! Visit the contest page at to enter for a chance to win $10,000 worth of backyard goodies.

Best wishes for a wonderful ceremony!

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.