Record Low Temperatures Set!


Some of you may think I’m insane for putting an exclamation point at the end of the blog title, but I’m a big fan of cold weather, especially when records are set. And it turns out, the past few nights have indeed been record cold.

Yesterday Bremerton set a record low of 35º, breaking the old record of 39º in 2001.

This morning many areas across the peninsula recorded their first frosts with an overnight low of 33º, breaking the old record of 42º set in 1997. We completely SHATTERED that record!

We’ll probably continue to set new overnight temperatures over the coming days as good radiational cooling and long nights will lead to some unseasonably frigid mornings. But because of the strong ridge of high pressure overhead, we can expect mild days with highs in the low to mid 60s. These are prime conditions for BEAUTIFUL fall color! Remember October 2008? We may have a repeat of that this year!

A beautiful weekend is on tap before another string of cold, wet weather systems affect the region next week.

Remember, I’ll be doing a blog post tomorrow about our weakening El Nino and what opportunities that may mean for those snow enthusiasts!

Have a great day,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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