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Farewell to “Forecasting Kitsap”…At Least For a Little While

May 1st, 2010 by Matthew Leach

Well, Kitsap…I knew this day would come, but it has arrived way too fast!

I am leaving for South Africa on Wednesday and will not have the opportunity to run this weather blog while being on the other side of the world for 2 years. My parents have agreed to update a blog following my mission adventures, however. Because this is a “Staff Blog” and the blog about my mission is not affiliated with the Kitsap Sun, I won’t post the link here, but if you’re interested shoot me an e-mail at: forecastingkitsap@live.com

It isn’t all the way finished yet, so some of you who have already requested a link should be getting one in the next day or two.

I have had so much fun tracking the storms and heatwaves that have graced our region with all of you. Sometimes I have found myself very successful and proud of the forecasting I’ve done, and other time I have hung my head in shame ;) But you know what? That’s the life of a weatherman. I only hope to get better from here!

My dream career is to become a Television Meteorologist. When I come back from my mission and go to school, I’d like to continue blogging about Kitsap weather while at the same time getting my broadcasting degree.

Thanks to my supportive parents, Angela Dice (web editor at the Kitsap Sun), Scott Sistek (KOMO-TV Weather Producer who has been my mentor for several years) and all of you who have followed me through this 1 1/2 year string of predictions, videos and amazing weather pictures. I’ll see you all in 2 years!!!

Sincerely,

Matthew Leach

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364 Responses to “Farewell to “Forecasting Kitsap”…At Least For a Little While”

  1. Charley Says:

    Matt, We know you are going to do great things, so take care while you are away.
    We will miss your unique perspective, but look forward to following the new blog.
    Keep up the hard work and just apply your usual MIDAS TOUCH.
    Take Luck.
    Charley

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