The Best Forecast Bust Ever!November 17th, 2009 by Matthew Leach
Clearly today was supposed to be MUCH cloudier and wetter than it has been. Luckily, the 2nd punch of our storm quickly barreled through last night, knocking out power to several, but scooted out of here by sunrise.
If I’m going to get a forecast completely wrong, it might as well be in this situation when I predict gloom and doom only to have sunny skies instead! But I suppose we’re not completely out of the woods: the atmosphere is still plenty unstable, and showers that DO show up will produce bursts of wind, heavy rain and/or hail.
Yesterday definitely was NOT a forecast bust as close to 2” of rain fell across the Peninsula with over 8” across the southern end of the Olympic Mountains along with gusty winds of 40+ mph.
If you want some more, Thursday, later Saturday and Monday of next week will feature a lot of the same: heavy rain and breezy conditions.
The mountain passes will also be getting plenty of snow this week into next weekend because of the cold nature of these storms. And wouldn’t you know it…a cold east wind kept snow going in the passes all day yesterday, so we didn’t lose much of anything! Some skier or snowboarder has been saying their prayers!
Have a great day. I’ll post the 7 day forecast map this evening,
P.S. Tomorrow I will release my 2009-2010 Winter Outlook for the U.S. with, of course, more emphasis given on Western Washington. Want a hint? Buckle up