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Sunshine is in no short supply this week! Time to break out the short-sleeves and flip flips as record-setting temperatures have arrived on the Kitsap Peninsula. Monday and Tuesday were the warmest winter days ever recorded around the Puget Sound region, and the nice weather is predicted to reach similar temperature levels throughout spring, which officially started today, March 20th.

The record-setting high temperature of 73 degrees was reported by Bremerton’s Fire Station No. 2, located off Kitsap Way. In nearby Seattle, the temperature was reported at 79 degrees! In addition to the warm weather, a supermoon will light up the night’s sky on the first day of spring.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Burke says the cause is very little wind combined with a ridge of high pressure over western Washington and an offshore surface flow of air. The unusually warm March weather is quite different than last month’s record for most snow in a month, where the temperature was reported at 32 degrees and more than 20 inches fell in February.

It wouldn’t be the PNW without a few showers in next week’s forecast. Regardless, people are out and about enjoying the outdoor activities in the sunshine and remembering why the springs and summers in this region are some of the best around.

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