Still a Winter/Spring Mix in NW Corner
March 30, 9:00 AM
Well, after our soaker of a day yesterday (.97") only some has changed for today. So far there has been little rain today, but more could come most anytime. The sky surely looks that way - heavy, dark overcast. Showers are forecast and the breeze may rise later. Tomorrow is featuring a stronger system again to be rolling through, then that one will take awhile to clear out, followed by maybe the strongest one arriving next Monday, lingering into Tuesday, and then so on with following systems the rest of next week. Our high yesterday was only 48, which is the coolest in a little while. Currently it is 44.
However, the birds are chirping out in the trees and a pot of yellow daffodils on the deck does remind us that it is spring. It is good to have those reminders. Lest we forget and mark the date down as February on any checks we may write today.
March 27, 9:30 AM
Spring must be coming, but so far only short glimpses would prove it.
This morning is another heavy overcast, dark, and threatening-rain day. Rain is predicted (90% chance!)but likely it will be light. Then the rest of the week comes, and with it more rain, probably heavier in a couple of days, and actually as far as the forecast goes out, rain is in the picture each day. Continuing cool (50's for highs) and just damp and wet.
The past week has seen some see-saw in weather, from stormy windy days, to those short teases of the possibility of spring. Last Friday and Saturday saw the temperature hit and top 60 by a little bit, and especially on Friday, a lot more sunshine with that mild temp surprised and delighted everyone. You'd think it was summer or something.
The first day of spring, last week, was example of the stormy windy day. And, since it was my birthday, we celebrated by "storm-watching"! Mr. PSP, myself and two of our kids (college spring-breakers) took the day to chase the wind and waves by driving up to Whidbey Island and spending time on various west-side beaches, primarily in state parks. We had the places to ourselves, by no surprise. It turned into a wonderful day. Other than a heavy rain/snow mix band we ran through on the drive north, we had no further rain for the day, although at times it looked like some may move in. But we also had periods of sunshine and it just kept mixing all day. The one near constant was that it was windy, and especially so in the more exposed open areas of Puget Sound. Here are some photos from that trip:
Harlequin ducks riding the surf and waves
There are more photos in the series, for those who are interested!
Sunrise: 6:56 AM --- Sunset: 7:32 PM (PDT)
(gaining 3 minutes, 27 seconds tomorrow)