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Too Early For the Ice Cream Man?

April 24th, 2009 by Matthew Leach

ice-cream-truck

Maybe THIS should have been my poll question!

I was sitting at the coffee table doing some school work (well, actually I was on Facebook working on talking to some friends from school, so technically I was doing school work…) when I heard a familiar song from a familiar moving vehicle—a song that still to this day makes my heart jump and my hands reach for my pockets in hope for a one dollar bill. What was that noise?

The Ice Cream Truck playing Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer.

I quickly sat myself back down when I realized my 18th birthday is two weeks away and buying an ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Man would feel a little awkward. But I also thought about the oddity of the situation: isn’t it late April?…and… Didn’t we wake up to frosty lawns this morning? (NOTE: I’ll do a garden forecast soon, but until then I’d hold off on starting those gardens right now…for those who have lived here for a really long time know you should at least wait until Memorial Day weekend to plant stuff because sporadic mid spring freezes are quite common) To top it all off high temperatures didn’t even break 60 degrees across a large portion of Kitsap, so what’s the deal?

I think the Ice Cream Man has a serious case of summer fever as do many other Kitsap residents. I thought it was pretty cool to see the truck though. While much too early, it is at least a sign that we’re getting ever closer to summery weather. For the short term we’re definitely going to be sunnier for the next week or so than we have been for quite a while, but it isn’t exactly looking warm as cool northerly flow will keep the temperatures close to normal in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Tomorrow looks like the only day for the next seven that will be even the slightest bit threatening as mostly cloudy skies and showers overtake the area with highs in the low to mid 50s.

But by Sunday through the rest of next week we stick to a pretty steady theme of partly to mostly sunny skies and slightly cooler than comfortable temperatures in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

I’ll do a long range update tomorrow, but I’ll give you a hint where we’re headed: back down the roller coaster…

Have a great evening!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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18 Responses to “Too Early For the Ice Cream Man?”

  1. su caouette Says:

    definitely too early for the ice cream man…but never too early for ice cream!!!!

    So, I’m looking at your forecast this gloomy, rainy Tuesday morning! Since it is still early in the morning, I am going to hope that the sun will be out later this afternoon.

    April showers bring May flowers, but does May bring more showers along with the flowers?

    Does the weather vastly effect allergies? Is it true that locations with defined 4 seasons have a greater population of people suffering from allergies? I thought allergies were from all the pollen. Our pediatrician predicted that people from Hawaii would begin to suffer from allergies after living in the NW for about 4-5 years. You would think that with all the flowers and plants in Hawaii, one would have allergies more there than here.

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