No one uses umbrellas in Washington. Seriously. The state gets about 30 inches of rain per year and contains several record-breaking cities in terms of cloudy days (Seattle has 226 cloudy days a year; just behind Forks and Olympia). In a state where it rains pretty much daily for eight consecutive months, you would think Washingtonians would have a monopoly on umbrellas, right? Nope.
It’s true: it rains in Washington. A lot.
In Seattle, dodging the rain is a classic pastime. And don’t be caught dead with an umbrella. Umbrellas are for wimps.