Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

Impressive Dry Streak!

Today was certainly a beautiful and mild day, but the clouds didn’t COMPLETELY burn away until later in the afternoon—a bit behind schedule, but hey, we got to see sun even though the clouds didn’t clear all the way. So exactly how impressive is this dry streak? Scott Sistek of KOMO 4 says it best:

It’s been a pretty impressive streak of calm weather around here. In the 43 days since flooding rains ended on January 7th, we’ve only had 14 days with measurable rainfall, and of those 14, we’ve only had two days with more than 0.10″.   Typically for these 43 days, we’d expect more along the lines of 25 days with measurable rain. That’s a bonus week and a half of dry weather!

Isn’t that just incredible? And while it seems like I keep saying this over and over again, the dry streak looks to end by later this weekend as our normal Washington weather returns.

In the meantime, expect sunshine and highs in the low to mid 50s (maybe even upper 50s in some places!) through Saturday. Clouds increase Saturday night and by Sunday we are back into the clouds and rain.

Rain, clouds, sunbreaks, and highs largely in the 40s is in the forecast through mid week next week before a colder push of air enters our region late next week dropping highs in the lower 40s and snow levels down to about 1,000′ (I know what you’re thinking…no snow talk yet ;))

Tomorrow I’ll do an update on the long range thoughts.

Have a great evening,

Matthew Leach

Kitsap Weather