Why do we tint our windows in the rainy NW? By Paula Wissel • Apr 6, 2012 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email If it seems like you’re seeing more tinted windows here, you are. Rik_C / Flickr You pull up to a stop light, look over and the windows on the SUV next to you are so dark you can’t see in. Why are we hiding behind tinted automobile windows here in the Pacific Northwest? Read more on I Wonder Why ... ? Tags: I Wonder Why Related Content Why did Seattle turn manhole covers into works of art? 4 years ago Why don't we in the Northwest honk our horns? 4 years ago View the discussion thread.