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Strong spring storm system specifically scheduled to slam Silverdale (and surrounding areas)

March 18th, 2013 by Matthew Leach

olympic college rain

Photo by: Larry Steagall, November 2012 (Olympic College, Bremerton)

Let’s just start off by saying I have no idea why I gave into temptation and turned this blog title into an alliteration, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless :)

And I also hope you understand this storm system will be a whole lot more inclusive than just targeting Silverdale, as fun a forecast as that would be.

Did you remember Wednesday is the first day of spring? Well, I’m not sure it would make any difference if you remembered or not, because it sure as heck won’t feel like it. In fact, 24 hour rainfall totals indicate quite the deluge of rain by Wednesday evening. See for yourself!

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That’s a little over an inch of rain for a good chunk of the peninsula. Also, add a good 15-25 mph breeze throughout the day, and we’ve got our selves a special spring storm! We’ll continue to struggle in the temperature department, with highs barely reaching 50.

Showery and cool weather continues through the work week with sunbreaks finally showing up in greater abundance as we approach the weekend.

Have a fantastic day out there! Oh yes, and if you have any stunning scenes specially snapped from your snazzy cameras, I’d love to see them and post them on the blog :) My e-mail is: forecastingkitsap@live.com

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

3-18-2013

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Strong spring storm system specifically scheduled to slam Silverdale (and surrounding areas)”

  1. Robin in Manette Says:

    Heya Mat,

    Here in Manette we have an inspired gardening community. I’m looking forward to this storm as I recently installed a rain barrel system. I’m hoping to fill my four barrels in the next 24 hours.

    With the first day of spring folks a getting ready to plant. Most seed charts say that April 23rd is the frost free date for Kitsap Co. I live just a few blocks up from the water in Manette and I believe that I’m one zone warmer than the rest of town due to my proximity to the water. What do you think?

  2. Matthew Leach Says:

    Hi, Robin!

    What a great project. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    You are correct, April 23rd is the official end of frost season, although in recent years we’ve been able to sink well into the 20s in late April. It’s tough to say what this year will choose to do, but your proximity to water helps a lot. In fact, most of Kitsap’s recorded frosts in April were at the Bremerton National airport, which is about 400 feet in elevation.

    It’s always a risk, but if anyone has a better chance of having an earlier start to planting, it’s you!

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