Another Dry Spell Coming Our Way

Yeah there were a few sprinkles this evening, but that’s pretty much all you can expect for the next 7 days or so as a big ridge of high pressure sets up shop (yet again!) over our area delivering partly to mostly sunny and mild days with mostly clear and frosty nights. This pattern isn’t all too rare for late winter, but it is pretty darn rare for these dry periods to be lasting so long.

Remember that snow event on the 10th? Of course you do…how could you forget? Well, we picked up 0.09” of precipitation, officially ending our dry streak from mid January. But since the 11th, we’ve only picked up a lousy 0.01” of rain so we have started yet another spell of dry weather.

This most current spell doesn’t look to last nearly as long (knock on wood) but it will last a good part of this week. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies tomorrow through Friday with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s (maybe even warmer…). The clouds and showers are scheduled to move back into the area on Saturday, possibly ending our dry streak.

The long range has us getting extreme yet again for later this month into March, so stay tuned on that one. I think it would be a big mistake to officially call this winter over.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Matthew Leach

Kitsap Weather


9 thoughts on “Another Dry Spell Coming Our Way

  1. This pattern is soooo boring! I think this general pattern will last for the next 10-14 days, regardless of what the long range models show because they keep trying to end the split flow too early.

    The mountains are in desperate need of snow.

  2. I actually don’t mind the sunshine and seasonable temps. What annoys me is how long the death ridge has stayed over us this winter. The 18z is still great for the mid-long range, but they always like to introduce dramatic changes too soon in these large scale patterns.

    The mountains, however, are indeed suffering and it looks like they’ll continue to suffer, at least for the next 7-10 days. I really don’t think it’ll last longer than that.

  3. Yeah, I don’t mind this weather in itself, it is pretty nice actually, what bothers me is how long it has lasted and the fact that there is no weather to track in the future to speak of. And as a skier, this pattern sucks.

    It is kinda interesting how inconsistent the models have been about next weekend, one run will show a strong shortwave with a good dose of rain and mountain snow and the next will have ridging. I think ridging will win out and the “shortwave” will become another cutoff low off the California coast. We might see some showers, but I don’t see any exciting weather in the next 10 days.

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