Daily Archives: June 19, 2009

I’ll Be Gone Until June 28th…


On this dark, cold, rainy June evening I am writing to tell all you bloggers I’m going to be traveling to Wyoming tomorrow with my family. There may be some down time in between fun events where I can formulate a quick forecast, but the Forecasting Kitsap blog will be rather quiet over the next week.

In the meantime, any hopes the Seattle-area had of breaking a dry streak record has ended. Rich Marriott of KING 5 Weather said this morning, “A shower ‘piled’ up .01″ between 11:54 and Midnight (the rain gauge reading is routinely recorded at 53 minutes after the hour and on the hour). So Sea-Tac reported .01″ before Midnight Pacific Standard Time (NWS records are all on standard time)- some time during the last 6 minutes of the 18th! The record for May-June dry streak remains 29 days. This year it ran 5/20-6/17/09. As of 3:53AM Sea-Tac had recorded .04″.”

Isn’t that amazing? If that rain would’ve been able to hold off just a few more minutes we could have broken that May-June dry streak…of all time! Oh well…maybe next year 🙂

Tomorrow and Sunday (which is the first full day of summer AND Father’s Day) will also be quite showery and cloudy as a low off southeast Alaska spins up a series of showers and clouds that will make it feel and look more like April here than June. Highs will be in the 60s.

The skies break for your Monday and Tuesday, but the clouds return for the middle and end of next week. This will keep the temperatures in check as well with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s through the week.

The weather in Wyoming for the next week will be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s, so I’ll be sure to bottle some of that up and bring it back to Washington for all you warm sunshine lovers 🙂

Have a wonderful evening and I’ll be back on the 28th!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap