Daily Archives: July 27, 2009

Triple Digits and Catching the July Meteor Showers!


Whewwwweeee! It was a darn tootin’ hot day today, folks. You don’t need a weather junkie to tell you that! In fact, we broke a record today (gasp! All you who voted that we wouldn’t see record heat out of this thing in the poll to the right, change your answers quick! I’m not looking 🙂 ) We reached 93 degrees at the Bremerton Airport, breaking the old record of 92 in 1998. The records for Tuesday and Wednesday are 96 and 97 respectively, both set in 1998 as well, and I think we’ll break those records easily.

Before we talk more about the heat, let’s talk about some astronomical fun. Tomorrow through the 30th be on the look out of some cool meteor showers occuring between 2-4 am. People tend to think watching the sky at 10 or 11 PM will give them the best show, but in reality right before dawn is the best time to see it, and with overnight temperatures only “dipping” into the mid to upper 60s overnight, you may want to lay outside and watch the sky (put on that bug spray, though!)

Here are some links for more info on these meteor showers: http://www.meteorblog.com/ , http://www.theskyscrapers.org/meteors/

Note that July’s meteor showers will be most prevalent in the southern hemisphere. August’s meteor showers will be much more active here!

Let’s get on to the forecast for tonight as it will be very similar to the next couple of nights: lows will be in the mid to upper 60s with some areas not escaping the 70s. Tomorrow we’ll be propelled into the mid to upper 90s, so get prepared for a day several degrees warmer than today.

And then Wednesday…ooooh Wednesday. That’s the “golden child” day of this whole week. For weather fanatics who love stats, this could be an historic day with temperatures potentially breaking 100 degrees. I am forecasting 100 for the general Kitsap area, though I expect areas closer to the Hood Canal and to the southwest to get a few degrees beyond 100. Please be safe and aware during this heat. I really don’t want to hear of a weather related tragedy!

We *cool* to the upper 90s Thursday, low to mid 90s Friday and 80s through next weekend, but no big relief is in sight. I know, guys! I’m doing the rain dance too!

Now here are some weather links I suggest you all take a look at:

An AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY is still in effect until 6 PM Thursday. The air quality is still projected to be healthy tomorrow but I expect it to deteriorate throughout the week. Please click here for air quality information.

Also, a EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect until 6 PM Thursday. Click here for more details concerning that warning.

The Poulsbo Fire Department will also be providing a cooling shelter and you can read more info about that here.

Hopefully you all have plans to keep yourselves cool throughout this hot period! When I see a trend for a cooler weather pattern, don’t doubt I’ll mention it!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap