Daily Archives: May 11, 2009

What’s Up With This Wind?


The answer? The Pacific Ocean is stormy! Wind events like the ones we’ve been experiencing are very rare for this time of year and even in the fall and winter time windstorms don’t exactly happen this close to one another. I think I probably would’ve enjoyed today much more if it weren’t so windy, but I think I’m just being ungrateful. A local sailor would probably be in heaven with this kind of weather. It all depends on who you ask.

Bottom line? It wasn’t as rainy or cloudy as forecasting models projected it would be, but it appears we’re not out of the woods when it comes to active and chilly weather. An unseasonably chilly low pressure system will swing into the area tonight which will last a good part of tomorrow dropping rain, sun, mountain snow and even thundershowers. As previously mentioned, highs will be quite chilly rising only into the low and mid 50s which is almost 10 degrees below normal.

The chilly and wet weather continues Wednesday, though this will probably be the wettest and cloudiest day of the week. Thundershowers return for Thursday before a nice mild and sunny streak builds into the area for later this week into the weekend. This means blue skies and highs near 70. If I could add an editorial real quick: Partly sunny skies with highs in the low 70s is my favorite spring/summer weather pattern. I honestly wouldn’t mind if that were the forecast every day this summer, even though the low 70s isn’t warm enough for a nice swim in Kitsap Lake.

Let’s get through the work week and hope we don’t get “sick” on Friday resulting in a 3 day weekend!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap