The Pacific Northwest receives so much rain that it has been dubbed the “Pacific Northwet” (Pacific Northwest + wet) and its inhabitants “Northwetters.” The nicknames date from at least the late 1990s and have been popular online in bike forums.
A similar “wet"-for-"west" nickname is “Wet Coast” (wet + west coast).
Pacific Northwest United States and/or British Columbia
i.e. Oregon, Washington, Idaho, (Western Montana).
Sometimes refers to only Western Oregon, Washington & B.C. which have Pacific Coast moderate temperatures; and, an abundance of seasonal rain - often constant drizzle at sea level; heavy snows in the mountains. “The Pacific NorthWet”
“The scenery in the NW is some of the most beautiful in the world.”
by Cholo Hellamongo Oct 13, 2006
Day 176, Saturday July 31, 1999
After dinner we had the “Flying the Chair” competition, which was very loosely organized, and judged, which was won by Russel Noe from the Pacific NorthWet Pod.
Google Groups: alt.culture.oregon
moving to portland
Traffic, high housing costs, rain (and rain, and rain). Also, Northwetters hate outsiders.
03-16-2002, 04:02 AM
I know it’s gotta be a repost, but I figured I’d try anyway.
You Know You’re From The Pacific Northwet if:
1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
2. “Vacation” means going to Portland for the weekend.
3. You measure distance in hours.
4. You know several people who have hit deer, and not just once.
04-26-2002 12:52 PM
The tex@$$i@ns ain’t movin here cause the Dems and the GC laws. the kalifornians hate us cause “its too cold” the Pac North Wetters don’t like it cause it’s too dry. It is to high for midwesterners and to rural for easterners. Southerners can’t be understood and soon get discouraged. No one moves from Utah and the drug laws are too liberal for Montanans.
The Amazing Spring Fling ‘02
When Northwetters conspire, you just know it can’t turn out well.
That’s right, boys and girls, it’s getting to be time for the annual Spring Fling in Kirkland, Washington. Point yourself toward the gorgeous Pacific Northwest and let our gentle rains wash those dusty motorcycles clean.
Jan 5, 2004 6:40 PM
Shiggy, other Northwetters?
Posted 19 September 2004 - 06:51 PM
any of you great northwetters ridden at bonney meadows on the east side of mt. hood ?
Regional forums Pacific Northwet - Where it’s green. And wet.
02-25-2006, 06:10 AM #1
Hey Northwetters, ...
12-20-2008, 10:30 AM #1
When the NorthWetters Get Cranky
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