There’s Such Thing as “Normal”?!January 27th, 2009 by Matthew Leach
Well, I suppose we can’t complain: except for today and the very beginning of this month, the Kitsap area has had a pretty calm stretch of weather, especially on January’s terms where we’re usually struggling with one extreme event after another. And it appears we’ll end January on a rather calm note as well! I guess we might as well follow the trend, right?
Snow accumulations were very similar around the county today: a dusting to 1/2” in most places, while certain pockets that I like to call “micro climates” (basically small areas that like to create their own weather) squeezed out an inch or more. I haven’t received any official amounts from the Hood Canal area yet, but a friend called and said he had close to 2”, so it appears amounts around the area were generally what was expected: more to the south and west, less to the north and east.
So here’s the rundown: no snow tonight. Skies will be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s, thanks to the cloud cover.
Tomorrow will feature clouds, sunbreaks, and showers and it’ll be less breezy as the storm system we just went through is past us. Highs will be in the lower 40s.
Thursday will be more of a typical Washington day: mostly cloudy with light rain showers and highs in the mid 40s.
Friday will feature a mix of clouds, sunbreaks, and showers, but some cooler air moves into our area after Friday night. At this time, high temperatures won’t be excessively chilly Saturday: generally in the upper 30s and lower 40s. The best news about Saturday is it looks fairly pleasant with a few light showers, but partly sunny skies so we should get a decent amount of Washington sunshine if things play out the way forecasted. More clouds, showers, and milder weather move in for Sunday.
Clouds and showers stick around for Monday, but it looks like a partly sunny day for next Tuesday.
Certainly small forecast changes will occur over the next 7 days, but one thing is for sure: nothing extreme looks likely within the next 7 to 10 days. As for the mountains, expect a nice healthy dosage of mountain snow for the at least next week or so.
I guess we’ve found a happy medium!