When we moved to Redmond, I was told that you can always spot the tourists up here: they're the ones carrying the umbrellas. Heh. It's rarely enough of a downpour to justify the hassle, just a light mist most of the time (OK, nearly all the time except for January and June); it's definitely not like monsoon season rain in Houston.
However, one of these might make it worth looking like a tourist: Unbreakable Fighting Umbrella Splits Watermelons, Defends Presidents (Gadget Lab from Wired.com)
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