Daily Archives: October 31, 2009

BOO!: Mother Nature is Goin’ Trick or Treating!


Happy Halloween, everyone! Ahh, the memories. From 7th through 12th grade it was a tradition of mine to dress up as something inflatable: a sumo wrester…ninja…even Elvis. But this year, I’m not so sure what to dress up as. Maybe a weatherman? Nah, too predictable. Maybe as El Nino so as to scare the living daylights out of all the skiers and snowboarders? 😉 Regardless, it appears Mother Nature is doing her share of tricks and treats.

TRICK (and treat!): Last year Scott Sistek of KOMO TV posted a satellite picture taken one year ago, October 30th, 2008, displaying some pretty cool Halloween images. The picture has not been altered in any way…it’s the real deal! Can you spot two creepy Halloween figures in the below picture?:

creepy satellite

Do you see them? No? Well, I took this picture into “Paint” and outlined the images:

creepy satellite 2

EDITED 11:55 AM—A commenter has noticed that there are two more zombie-looking formations in the clouds. I was only able to find one more, however. If you look a little past the Canadian border, you can spot a long zombie-looking face stretching across all of B.C. with two eyes, a small nose and a frowned mouth. Isn’t that cool?! Maybe I’m impressed a little too easily, but I thought it was cool that this satellite was taken just a day before Halloween. What are the odds? If you find any more images…let me know!

TREAT: As for the forecast for tonight, the top story on the Kitsap Sun homepage might be a little misleading: I am 99% sure you won’t need an umbrella tonight. I would say 100%, but it IS late October after all and I don’t want to become the blame of some poor child’s wet candy and costume, so I have that 1% to fall back on 😉 But in all seriousness, you should be JUST fine. Here’s what I’m expecting:


As always, stay safe out there, do your activities in groups, and bring some pepper spray to fend off any whippersnappin’ hoodlums who try to steal your or your child’s Halloween candy! Or instead of the spray, maybe you could just bring that umbrella anyway. It could come in handy in more ways than one!

Anyway, let’s move on. I probably shouldn’t be endorsing violence on my blog. The rest of your weekend and week next week look very seasonable…and boring. I’m going to have to be creative this next week with my blog posts!

Have a great evening everyone and enjoy yourselves!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

Questions? Comments? Pepper Spray Brand Ideas? E-mail me at: forecastingkitsap@live.com