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**WIND ADVISORY: It’s not October without strong wind and over 2” of rain…

October 15th, 2012 by Matthew Leach

Good blustery, damp fall morning everyone! You asked for it and…well, October is here. Happy now? ;)

If you, for whatever twisted reason, are not yet satisfied with the 2.2” of rain the past 72 hours, then maybe the latest National Weather Service announcement will be more your style:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

958 AM PDT MON OCT 15 2012

…VERY WINDY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…

.A RAPIDLY MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN

WASHINGTON TONIGHT. SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL

INCREASE OVER THE COAST AND NORTHWEST INTERIOR TO 20 TO 30 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL

CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS. OVER THE REST OF THE INTERIOR

WINDS WILL INCREASE AFTER THE FRONT PASSES THIS EVENING AND LAST

THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS WILL BE IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH

GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

Yeah…it’s gonna get even windier and wetter around here! But I’m not expecting anyone to e-mail in with survivor stories this time. It’s not looking like a repeat of the Columbus Day storm of 1962 :)

Expect increasing wind and rain throughout the day, adding another .50”-1.00” of rain to the already soaked ground! The wind will persist throughout the night and into tomorrow morning before the wind and rain both subside and offer a more breezy, showery day for Tuesday. The forecast remains wet and chilly until at least Wednesday when the sun breaks out, smiles upon the citizens of Kitsap County and then does a 180 on Thursday and dumps rain over the entire region through the weekend. Highs will really struggle to make it out of the mid 50s the whole week, with temperatures cooling to near 50 degrees by the weekend.

Bundle up, grab your umbrellas, and get the flashlights ready! October has arrived :)

Stay tuned for more updates as they come!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

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



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3 Responses to “**WIND ADVISORY: It’s not October without strong wind and over 2” of rain…”

  1. Ron Says:

    Matt

    We see eye to eye.

  2. Matthew Leach Says:

    Stay dry, Ron! Let me know if you see any lightning strikes in your area. It’s looking possible this evening!

  3. Ron Says:

    I saw it approaching on radar and was surprised we did not have any. I also wanted to add an emergency preparedness idea for power outages. We station fluorescent lanterns strategically and carry small led flashlights in our pockets.

    If you are a Mac guy I wanted to let you know about Seasonality Core. Great weather app

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