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Back to Western Washington As We Know It

February 23rd, 2009 by Matthew Leach

After a loooooooong vacation, we are back to Western Washington normal.

It was actually pretty funny to hear some of my friends/teachers say: “Thank you for bringing the rain back, Matt. I kind of missed it…” Missed the rain?? It’s not every day I hear that in the halls of CK (or anywhere in Washington for that matter)

So exactly how long will we be “in the norm”? For quite a while, actually, though there will certainly be a few breaks along the way—you know, for variety.

The extremely heavy band of rain has passed us and passed us VERY quickly. It took less than an hour for the system to pass through the area, though it would be a mistake to think that was the last impulse as another band of rain will move through the area tonight. The rain and clouds will keep temperatures generally in the 40s.

Tomorrow will start off quite rainy but as the day progresses we’ll dry out and the showers will be scattered. We’ll also be quite breezy as well, so remember…if you have a comb-over consider this a fair warning! :) (Refer to last night’s post if you don’t know where that reference came from).

Wednesday the clouds and rain return, but I’m keeping my eye on the aftermath of Wednesday’s rain as cold air behind the system will drop snow levels VERY low—500-1,000′ low, so don’t be surprised if you see some sloppy wet snowflakes smack your windshield Wednesday night/Thursday morning. I am not seeing any accumulations, though, so that’s a plus for some of you (watch there be accumulations just because I said there wouldn’t be. That describes my luck VERY well!).

Thursday will be a cool and showery day with highs in the mid 40s, but clouds return for Friday with highs climbing back into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Saturday looks decent, but late Saturday night some more rain moves into the area and plagues our side of the state for the extended forecast period.

Some more good news? The mountains will finally be back into their snow mode. While high temperatures up in the passes won’t be incredibly cold, we’ll still see some snow.

Have a good evening!

P.S. I’ll try to get a video forecast uploaded on here tomorrow afternoon. I haven’t done one of those in a while!

Matthew Leach

Kitsap Weather

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16 Responses to “Back to Western Washington As We Know It”

  1. Mattias Keese Says:

    12z WRF is great for snow. It shows a strong convergence zone Thursday morning with temps easily cold enough for snow. Shows a few inches across the Central Sound. I think this could be similar to the CZ on the 9th.

  2. Matthew Leach Says:

    Today has been QUITE a busy day, so no time to post…but I am VERY intrigued with Thursday’s system. If tomorrow continues the trend I’ll definitely make a call.

  3. eric Says:

    I am excited for wed night into thrus it shows close to 2 inches in my area. At least in the NAM, not too sure about the other models.

  4. Colton Says:

    Thank you Matt for returning the rain to Kitsap County; I truly missed it.

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