Daily Archives: June 21, 2012

Old man winter hacks into the National Weather Service

So who remembered yesterday was the first day of summer? Be honest!

With the hustle and bustle of yesterday’s work and other projects, I forgot it was the first day of summer! It may not have felt like it to most, as highs only managed to reach the low 70s, but today’s high of 75 degrees might have reminded a few of you that summer is indeed here.

We all know the temperature gauge at Bremerton Airport has a few glicthes from time to time, but the temperature reading of 16 degrees yesterday morning at 5:55 am was quite a major glitch. The only thing I can think of is Old Man Winter is at it again and competitve as ever. Despite the temperature extremes yesterday, rest assured it didn’t get to 16 degrees and we won’t get that cold for quite a while. However, it will definitely get a lot cooler over the next 48 hours.

You might have noticed the increasing clouds this afternoon. That is because we have increasing onshore flow which will make for a rather cool and cloudy day tomorrow, especially as opposed to today’s “perfect” weather (well, at least according to the poll 50% of you think today’s weather was perfect ;)). Highs will cool to the low and mid 60s.

Showers and clouds will linger into our Saturday and Sunday, although we’re not looking at anything close to a washout. Just your typical Washington summer drizzle. Highs will again struggle to make it much past the low 60s.

And then…ahhh…clearing and warmer weather for next week. How clear? How warm? These are two VERY good questions that I probably shouldn’t answer with too much confidence yet. But models are trending towards a more seasonable and dry weather pattern for next week. Keep your fingers crossed! Old Man Winter has done enough damage already!

Have a great evening,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap