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New Long Range Update Gives Clues Into Summer 2010

April 17th, 2010 by Matthew Leach

**I don’t leave for another two weeks, but I will have a blog about my 2 year mission trip to South Africa and Namibia, full of pictures, videos and stories, so if you are interested in my adventures there, e-mail me and I’ll give you the link!**

Hello, bloggers! It’s been a while. I’ve been busily preparing for my mission to South Africa and have been sick a few days in between, so time hasn’t necessarily been as free as I would like it to be. But, I’m glad I’ve been able to find some time to fill you in on not only the short term, but long term weather, which includes SUMMER!

SHORT TERM

Ok, so what gives? Yesterday was, in my opinion, perfection. Bremerton Airport recorded a very comfortable 68 degrees under partly sunny skies  with a slight breeze. Funny thing is, 65 degrees is about the average winter high temperature in Cape Town! Yeah I’ll miss the snow, but I’m going to be doing a lot of walking and biking, so 60′s every day in the winter is OK with me ;)

Today we’ve slammed on the breaks and introduced some drizzle and cloudy skies, but we’ll clear up a little later on and nice, kinda-warm weather will return tomorrow. The rest of the week will be showery with highs near 60 every day.

LONG TERM

Ready for summer? My favorite long term weather guru, Brett Anderson of AccuWeather, has given his model interpretation on what we should be looking out for this summer season. Here’s what I got from his outlook:

Near normal temperatures and precipitation on the West Coast in May and June, dry and warm in July, though model details are a lot less clear for the West coast during this month for whatever reason, a normally warm and dry August and a wetter, slightly cooler than normal September.

Not bad news at all! It’s looking like a pretty normal summer season is headed our way, though I’d keep my eye on July. Model details are unclear so that means we may have another shot at some more heat records falling? ;)

Have a great weekend!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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

P.S. Figured I might as well mention this too: sadly, I am selling my beloved 2001 Ford Mustang because I don’t want it sitting in the driveway for 2 years being unused. If you are interested in a smokin’ hot ride…let me know! ;)


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