Daily Archives: May 6, 2009

A Drenching Start to May!

Winter Weather

Photo by Mike Dominowski

We have had a ridiculously wet start to May and I know a lot of you are wanting some statistics:

We received over an inch of rain yesterday (according to the Bremerton National Airport, that is. A record rainfall of 0.59 inches was set at Seattle-Tacoma WA Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.56 set in 1948. Several other records were broken around the region as well.

From May 1st through today we’ve received 1.84” so far which is 0.06” above the monthly precipitation average! According to long range forecast models we may continue to add to that total. It would be truly impressive to make it to 2.00” by the end of the month, but I know most of you just want the rain to end now! So let’s get to the forecast…

Tomorrow will be another mainly cloudy and showery day, but the worst of the May Monster is done. Highs will still remain cooler than normal in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

This weekend looks splendid at this point (you know I have to add “at this point” just in case!) But forecast models have been quite consistent on a dry and generally sunny weekend. That’s great news because I have a lawn waiting for me to mow!

Next week looks a lot like tomorrow’s forecast: mostly cloudy with rain systems moving in from time to time keeping temperatures in check which means highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Don’t worry, though! Long range models are wanting to dry us out and warm us up again in the not-too-distant-future. We deserve it! 🙂

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap


7 DAY FORECAST (click to enlarge)