HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED: Several 90s could spot the region by SundayAugust 4th, 2012 by Matthew Leach
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Good morning, summer lovers! First thing’s first: this heatwave that looked little a few days ago is now turning out to be quite the sizzler. This is the statement issued by the National Weather Service:
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE PUGET SOUND REGION AND THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM PDT SUNDAY. * TEMPERATURES…WILL CLIMB TO THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S AT MANY PLACES TODAY…RESULTING IN THE WARMEST DAY SO FAR THIS YEAR. OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE MILD AND WILL MAINLY BE IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. IT WILL BE A FEW DEGREES HOTTER AT MOST PLACES ON SUNDAY…WITH HIGHS TOPPING OUT IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S AT MANY PLACES. * IMPACTS…THE HOT SPELL WILL LURE MANY TO AREA LAKES AND RIVERS THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU PLAN TO BE IN OR NEAR OPEN WATER…BE WATER SAFE AND WEAR A LIFE JACKET. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…NORTH BEND…OLYMPIA… BREMERTON…AND CHEHALIS.
This means that some of the high temperatures I previously forecasted may be a little conservative. Not that 88 or 93 will feel that different out on the beach, but it could make all the difference for records to fall, at least according to the official weather station on the Kitsap Peninsula at Bremerton Airport. Currently, at 9:35 am it is 75 degrees, a good 12 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. After yesterday’s high temperature of 79 degrees, we can very well count on a high near 90 today.
And remember, many Kitsap locations will be on either side of that number. Those closest to the water, like Bainbridge Island, will experience highs in the mid 80s versus those living in the southern or central portions of Kitsap county which will likely hit anywhere from 88-91.
Sunday, according to latest forecasting models and the National Weather Service, could be even warmer. Stay tuned to this blog for further updates!
Stay safe, everyone!