For those newer to Beach Drive Blog, one of the main reasons why we started this neighborhood site was to help keep the neighborhood informed of potential weather situations. I’m often surprised when neighbors are caught completely off guard or are not prepared for potential flooding. A “barking dog report” is kind of like your neighbors dog that’s barking – it could mean trouble or nothing at all. At the very least, it may serve as a reminder to be prepared for big storms.
So what’s triggering this “barking dog” is that we have wind gusts up to 60 mph in Seattle tonight. Eeee gahds! We have a HIGH WIND WARNING in effect starting at 8:00 pm tonight and ending at 2:00 am.
From the NWS: A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
Check out the current forecast (and be sure to check back as forecast do change).
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM PDT SUNDAY…
TONIGHT…VERY WINDY. RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 25 TO 40 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
SUNDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
- Late Afternoon: Rain. Steady temperature around 57. Windy, with a south wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Tonight: Showers. Low around 49. Windy, with a southwest wind 35 to 40 mph decreasing to 28 to 33 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
TONIGHT N WIND 10 TO 20 KT EARLY…BECOMING SW AND RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUN SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
SUN NIGHT SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING S 5 TO O 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
And last… but not least… the tides
It looks like we may miss any serious flooding (green-water spilling over the bulkhead). Tonight’s high tide is 10.7 ft just before 6:00 pm. If the strong winds blow in at 8:00 pm, then tides should be around 8 feet (give or take)… however if you add 4 to 6 foot waves to the mix, it could be interesting. The good news is that the tides will be heading down until midnight.
The main reason for the “barking dog” is that if the wind warning lives up to forecast with 60 mph winds, we could see downed tree branches, loss of power, etc. If you have any umbrellas or other potential projectiles outside, you may want to make sure everything is secure.