Forecasting Kitsap

Aspiring weatherman Matthew Leach talks about the complex and intricate weather patterns over Kitsap.
Subscribe to RSS

**SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT**: Earliest Autumn Coldsnap Not Seen Since 1985

September 27th, 2009 by Matthew Leach

COLD

See? I wasn’t being dramatic! ;)

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT highlighting the much colder and wetter weather ahead. Daytime highs could top out as much as 10 degrees below normal with wet, breezy and raw conditions in the lowlands and, at times, snowy periods in the mountains as the snow level drops as low as 4,000′.

Many lowland locations have already recorded their first lows in the 30s with daytime highs the past couple of days running below normal ahead of the main event Tuesday.

Forecast models have been really pushing this hard, giving us a string of much below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for at least the next 10 days. It’s not looking likely that we’ll see rain every day, but just keep in mind it will definitely feel more like fall out there.

Here’s the statment by the National Weather Service:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
226 PM PDT SUN SEP 27 2009

…A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO COOLER AND WETTER WEATHER WILL BEGIN
LATER MONDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT WEEKEND…

THE RECENT DRY AND MILD WEATHER PATTERN WILL COME TO AN ABRUPT END
MONDAY NIGHT AS A COLD FRONT IN THE GULF OF ALASKA SWINGS
SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA.

WHILE THE FRONT WILL BRING SOME LIGHT RAIN TO MOST AREAS MONDAY
NIGHT…THE BIGGER WEATHER CHANGE WILL BE NOTICED ON TUESDAY.
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWLANDS WILL TOP OUT BELOW 60 DEGREES IN MOST
LOCATIONS…WHILE TEMPERATURES IN THE MOUNTAINS PASSES ONLY PEAK
OUT AROUND THE 40 DEGREE MARK.

PRECIPITATION BEHIND THE FRONT TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE
SHOWERY. WHILE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL NOT BE
HEAVY…SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO AROUND 4000 FEET.

AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF COOL AND DRIER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY…A
SERIES OF FRONTAL SYSTEMS AND YET ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL BRING COOL AND DAMP WEATHER TO THE AREA LATER THURSDAY
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND.

BE PREPARED FOR COOL AND DAMP WEATHER OVER THE UPCOMING WEEK IF
YOU ARE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. IF YOU PLAN TO HIKE IN THE
MOUNTAINS OVER THE UPCOMING WEEK…MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS AND
BE PREPARED FOR MUCH COOLER AND WET CONDITIONS.

Be safe out there and stay warm!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

Questions? Comments? E-mail me at: forecastingkitsap@live.com

7 DAY FORECAST

100


Email This Post Email This Post

59 Responses to “**SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT**: Earliest Autumn Coldsnap Not Seen Since 1985”

  1. Matt C. Says:

    Bone Chiling cold i have a friend in idaho who lives at 3000 are they going to get snow and we hit a low of 39 degrees this morning

  2. Shawn Says:

    Ahhh finally,looks like fall is finally here!! ~yay~

  3. Matt C. Says:

    I KNOW I AM SO EXCITED :d

  4. mark Says:

    We had a low of 36 degrees this morning in Parkland (south of Tacoma).

  5. Steven Gardner Says:

    Matthew,

    Of course you know we blame you for this.

    Steven Gardner
    Kitsap Sun reporter

  6. Matthew Leach Says:

    Matt and Mark: Wow! That’s very chilly! I hit a low of 37 degrees.

    Shawn: I knew you would like this

    Steven: HA! I figured! :P

  7. Matt C. Says:

    Still not as cold as 36 but still cold

Available on Kindle

Polls

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

E-mail alerts

Facebook Alerts

www.facebook.com/kitsapweather

More Information

Check Pass Conditions Here

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/default.aspx
September 2009
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930