Daily Archives: April 4, 2009

Gotta Love the 60s!


Never thought I’d be so happy to see the 60s…

It’s been a while since I’ve forecasted such mild weather. We had one 60º day in February, but other than that the 7 day forecast has been full of below normal temperatures and plenty of rain. But that is all changing!

I took advantage of the great weather and did some yard work—ok, I was pretty much forced but it felt good to get outside in the mild sun for a couple hours and get some work done (I hope Mom isn’t reading! 😉 ). If you liked today you’ll most certainly love tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday as a somewhat large ridge of high pressure is parked over us creating this big anti-cloud bubble over the northwest. Good news if you want some yard work weather, because “Here Comes The Sun, Do Do Do Do”!

Tonight won’t be as cold as last night which featured widespread 20s across the peninsula. Lows will be in the 30s to lower 40s with some nice sunshine to start and end the day tomorrow. Highs will soar well into the 60s with even some—get this—70s possible, though I would expect this more so on the Bainbridge end of Kitsap vs the Seabeck end.

The 60s and maybe a stray 70º reading stay strong through Tuesday with mostly sunny to downright sunny skies. We increase the clouds on Wednesday and bring in just some light rain for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Highs will cool back down to the low to mid 50s which is below normal.

Now here’s my two cents on the long range pattern: it doesn’t look gorgeous by any means, but not terrible. The CPC (Climate Prediction Center) has us pegged for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for the next 14 days, but Canadian long range forecaster Brett Anderson is singing a much different tune that would be much more popular in the 60s or 70s if you know what I mean.

According to my own long range research I’d have to side with Brett Anderson as it looks like we should see more frequent flirtations with the 60s than before, despite periods of colder than normal weather.

For now stay groovy!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap