Daily Archives: August 23, 2009

Early Signs of Fall in Kitsap!

I’m back from Provo, Utah and ready to blog again! When we returned, I couldn’t help but notice some rapid tree coloration already occuring across the area. My neighborhood is no exception:





There’s some weather folklore that say early signs of fall preceed a harsh winter. To comment just briefly on that, the first year I really noticed early fall colorations in the area was late in the summer of 2006, the same summer where we had a rather impressive July heatwave (sound familiar?). That winter featured arctic air, snow and flooding. 2007 had some early coloration, but not as early, occuring moreso around mid September. That winter was not as harsh as ’06-’07, but still plenty cold and wet. 2008 featured another episode of coloring in August. What followed was the coldest and snowiest December in the past 20 years.

Maybe there might be some truth to that folklore because these things stem from some form of truth, but I guess we’ll have to see what happens. Speaking of fall/winter, I mentioned last week that I had picked up the 2010 Old Farmers Almanac from a Provo bookstore and I would like to make some commentary on what I read tomorrow. Pretty interesting stuff if I do say so myself!

As for this week, we’ll have a nice mix of cool, seasonable and warm weather. After a pretty cool day today, tomorrow looks seasonable with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s. Cooler weather arrives for Tuesday with even a few showers possible, but the sun returns for Wednesday through the rest of the week into the weekend. Highs during this period could even nudge (or break) 80 degrees.

And here’s what we have planned for this week as far as blog posts go: an inside look at the Old Farmers Almanac and what predictions it has in store for this winter, evidence that the winters in Kitsap are getting colder and are reaching the lowest levels we’ve seen since the 1940s, the definition of the “Chemtrail Conspiracy”, and a peek ahead into the long range so we can prepare for either more summer-like weather or a downhill trend to more fall-like weather.

We have a busy week planned! Have a great day,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

Have any cool early fall photos? E-mail them to me @ forecastingkitsap@live.com