October was wet, November is wet, December is looking…wet

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Inches, upon inches of rain. That’s just a brief summary describing this upcoming week and, well, beyond.

Ah, but it’s Christmas time in the Northwest! Wouldn’t you feel less holiday spirit if we didn’t have rain? As a kid, I got used to sledding on wet grass come Christmas morning. Of course, bailing the sled was never a fun experience, but that’s why mom was always there at the bottom of the hill with a First Aid kit in hand 😉

Where were we? Oh yes. The next seven days will be quite wet, although I wouldn’t go so far as to say it will be a washout comparable to the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Regardless, we’ll still get a lot of precipitation and, as the famous Christmas song goes, “it doesn’t show signs of stopping.” Indeed, between now and as far as long range forecast models will go, about 90% of the forecast is rain.

So how much rain this time around? Let’s take a look at the trusty 24 hour rainfall total map, ending Saturday at 4 am:


As usual, the southwestern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula will receive most of the rain with totals perhaps making it to as much as 2.50”, but most of the peninsula will receive 1.00-1.50”. In 24 hours, no less!

The bright side of this forecast is at least the weekend looks somewhat nice. If you’re longing for a positive break in the clouds and rain, Saturday will likely be your day! Hmmm…maybe reserve that day to do some Christmas tree shopping? It won’t be completely dry, but it could be among the driest in the next seven days!

Try to stay warm, dry, and safe out there! It’s been a treacherous couple months on the roads, especially in Kitsap County, so please take it easy!

Have a great day,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

E-mail: forecastingkitsap@live.com