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The fog days of winter

December 30th, 2012 by Matthew Leach

Evening, everybody!

Here’s bringing up some old news: I spent Christmas in Island Park, Idaho and missed the snow event here on the Kitsap Peninsula. Thankfully, some of you e-mailed in your Christmas snow pictures. Here are a few of them:

SEABECK (sent by Don Geidel, taken by a friend)

Christmas Day 2012, by Seabeck Post Office[2]

BREMERTON

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BREMERTON (OLYMPIC HIGH SCHOOL AREA): Photo by Tyler Hicks

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Thanks to all who sent in photos! Seemed like another fun day around the peninsula.

As far as the forecast is concerned, we’re going to switch gears from a dry spell (July-October), a wet spell (October- mid December), and a cold/snowy spell (mid December) to a cool/foggy spell. As is often the case around here when a large ridge of high pressure sets up over the region after a long rainy period, fog will be a key ingredient the next few mornings. There is so much moisture in the air and on the ground that even the smallest dry spells call for more fog than sun.

Still, things are at least looking fairly dry with a few sunbreaks until the first weekend of 2013, which sounds so far away even if it’s only in 5 days ;)

Taking a peek into the long range, things look fairly seasonable in terms of rain and sun over the next week and a half. After the past couple weeks, I can say I am OK with a break in active weather!

Have a great evening,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

E-mail: forecastingkitsap@live.com

12-30-2012



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2 Responses to “The fog days of winter”

  1. Steve Says:

    Hi Matt –

    Just curious, because I didn’t see anything on the blog, but do you have the 2012 totals for days of sun and total precipitation?

  2. Matthew Leach Says:

    Hi Steve,

    Yes, I am working on a brief 2012 recap for tomorrow. I was in Africa for the first half of this year, so unfortunately I won’t have a big “2012 in review” post like I was hoping for, but at least we’ll have something ;)

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