Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

From Winter to Summer: Where Was Spring?

** A HEAT ADVISORY is still in effect until 6 PM Thursday. Click here for the full report**

Drum roll please…the official high temperature for the Bremerton area is…89! Darn. I was 1 degree off. But we broke a record for the warmest June 3rd in weather history, previously 87 in 1978.

I had some fun reading the comment section to a Kitsap Sun news story regarding this heatwave today. As expected, some of the comments had to deal with global warming, calling the deniers to repentance (global warming supporters have been waiting a long time for their side of the argument around here! 😉 ). One of the comments made a lot of sense and I think we have all thought this once or twice during the past week or so:

“It seems like we went from one extreme to the next—winter to summer! Where was spring?”

Typically spring’s here are cool and damp and I think we can agree spring as a whole has been exactly that, but it is true we’ve ridden the weather rollercoaster on many occasions since late March when spring began that has made the transition from winter to summer less than pleasant for some.

However, if you are just dying for a return back to normal spring weather you will have your wish starting Friday, but we have to deal with a trouble-maker tomorrow before we can get there. What trouble-maker? Humidity, and it may just play enough of a part to make things extra sticky throughout the day (it’s times like this I am thankful that I don’t have leather seats in my car). So, get ready for another day in the mid to upper 80s. I say mid-upper because we have peaked in the temperature department and tomorrow is day 1 of the cool off, though it won’t be as noticeable as Friday.

Friday through the rest of next week looks pretty darn similar: partly sunny skies with comfortable temps in the upper 60s/low 70s—right about where they should be this time of year. Maybe we may reach a happy medium after all!

Have a great evening and try to stay cool,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap




**HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT–Near Record Warmth Today

**The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a HEAT ADVISORY in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 6 PM Thursday. Click here for the full report**


Summer is (unofficially) here!

But, as is common with impressive warm spells in Washington, this will all come to an abrupt end Thursday night as some moist, cool ocean air surges inland causing high temperatures to plummet 15-20 degrees over the weekend and into next week. Crazy thing is, by then we may actually be at our normal high for this time of year which is *only* 67º.

So the forecast for today is pretty much unchanged compared to yesterday’s forecast except for one thing: fewer clouds. So, skies will be mostly sunny with highs soaring well into the 80s with maybe even a few 90s around the region which would not surprise me, considering there are several locations across the peninsula reporting temperatures in the 70s already.

The warmth continues tomorrow, but this time it will likely be more uncomfortable as we will not only have increasing clouds but humidity as well, so if you feel it is too much work to breath or if you must take 10 showers in one day, you can thank the humidity.

And then we cool dramatically by Friday morning and through next week with highs dropping into the upper 60s/lower 70s.

We all like variety, right? 🙂

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap