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We’re Not Out of the Woods JUST Yet…

January 25th, 2009 by Matthew Leach


 

That’s another famous weatherman term: “We’re not out of the woods just yet, folks!”

Alas, snow is still in the forecast as the models are trying to piece together what is going to happen for the next few days as the cold air hangs around.

This evening will feature clouds and flurries, but skies should clear overnight dropping low temperatures well into the 20s—maybe even teens, so please be careful as you travel tomorrow morning!!

Tomorrow looks quite pleasant with mostly sunny skies after some patchy morning fog. Highs will still be quite cold, staying in the 30s.

The next wrinkle in the forecast comes Tuesday as some precipitation moves into the area. Because of the cold air already in place, we could be talking about the precipitation initially beginning as snow in some areas around the peninsula. Look at the image on your right and you’ll see a rather large “snow shadow”, thanks to the Olympic Mountains. This will shadow certain areas of the Kitsap Peninsula, mainly the northern portions (ie, Kingston, Poulsbo) while the farther south you go, the more snow appears. Warmer, southerly air viciously kicks out the cold air in time to prevent any substantial accumulations, however, so rain will likely ruin any hopes of prolonged periods of sledding. Timing of this moisture is still uncertain, but if my fellow high school students say their prayers Monday night, there may be some delays/cancellations to talk about. ;) Again, just to recap, the northern/eastern portions of the peninsula look largely shadowed from this event while the southern/western areas could score. Stay tuned.

The rest of the forecast looks largely the same as yesterday…periods of rain…clouds…sunbreaks…and highs in the low to mid 40s. Dare I say this looks like a normal pattern? (At least for the next 7 days or so)

Long range models are still showing an eventful February for us, so stay tuned as always!

Have a good evening and a good rest of the week ahead!

Matthew Leach

Kitsap Weather

7 DAY FORECAST

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