Finding the Optimism in Such Pessimistic Weather


I really wish I could take control of the weather…kind of like in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” (fantastic movie by the way, and not just because it’s weather related. I highly recommend it!). Each day I could get a request for a specific type of weather event, punch in a few codes and before you know it, your weather has been customized. I have a feeling the “snow code” would be used quite frequently, however.

Mother Nature has clearly forsaken the PNW and pushed the “default” button on the WeatherMaker 3000 until further notice, but is there any hope of taking at least a couple brief breaths of fresh air this weekend/next week before holding our breath underwater yet again? Yes!

This weekend is already shaping up to be far better than today and, now that I think about it, better than most days this week. Tomorrow will feature more in the way of sunbreaks, but I can’t guarantee a totally dry day. Highs will approach 50. Sunday looks dry and partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 50s—yeah, it’ll be a mild one. I might have to take my bike out and ride around!

Rain slowly creeps back into the forecast early next week and continues from there on out. So definitely take advantage of the dry and mild weather this weekend, because it won’t last! (well, the dry weather won’t last…the mild temperatures will)

Speaking of mild, SeaTac airport temperatures have been running about 5.8 degrees above normal with precipitation almost an inch above normal.

Typical El Nino? Temperaure wise, yes. But all those “dry” forecasts have busted badly…

Have a great weekend everyone and look for the optimism in everything!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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