It’s definitely hard to choose a favorite season, so I’m going
to choose two.
Spring and fall. Why these two? Glad you asked!
In the spring, we anxiously await our first 60 degree reading,
our first 70 degree reading, and perhaps even our first 80 degree
reading. We look forward in anticipation to our first hailstorm,
our first thunderstorm, and last windstorm.
In the fall, we get all giddy to experience our first day with
highs in the 40s, our first frost, and our first windstorm. Our
throats run dry as we obsess over when our first snow might be,
when news stations will start throwing out the “Arctic Blast
[Insert Year Here]” logo, and when schools might shut down for the
first time of the season under an inch of sloppy, wet snow.
Or maybe it’s just me.
Either way, I have some great news for those who still haven’t
thawed over the past few months. Increasing high pressure, as well
as an early-season influence of offshore flow, will provide our
region with its first real warm spell of 2013. The details are
definitely fuzzy, and some forecasting models have been overly
dramatic to put it lightly, but it looks like we may get a little
taste of late May/early June weather for this last weekend in
Just like when you turn on the kitchen stove, it takes a little
while to heat up. So expect partly to mostly cloudy skies for your
Thursday with just a few light showers. Friday will clear up and
warm up with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 60s.
Of course, our little stove doesn’t run on much power because
we’re only in late March, but things will be noticeably more
comfortable as we head into Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Skies
will get progressively clearer, temperatures will get progressively
warmer, and the citizens of Kitsap County will progressively emerge
from their homes at bask in the early spring rays.
High temperatures this coming weekend will be in the mid to
maybe even upper 60s. Are we looking at 70 degrees yet? I’m not
willing to put such a large number on the 7 day forecast graphic
just yet, but let’s just say it wouldn’t surprise me to see some
70s floating around the peninsula on Saturday or Sunday.
And wouldn’t you know it, cooler, but still mild weather
persists into next week.
I don’t know what we’re doing to find so much favor in Mother
Nature’s eyes, but whatever it is, we’re doing it right
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