Even hardened locals were left shaking their head in what meteorologists are calling the wettest March since since records were started in the 1890’s. Total average rainfall for the Seattle area is typically around 4 inches but March showers filled the barrels with close to 10 - leaving jackets, shoes and hats damp all month long. It seems, thank goodness, that April is off to a better start at least for the time being. Monday brought abundant blue skies and a downright balmy 70 degree heat wave inspiring most of the city to shed their REI Gortex in favor of sunglasses and shot sleeve shirts. Skies were expected to return to (normal) cloudy with chance of showers through tomorrow but *partly* sunny by Wed and Thur.