Barking Dog Report: Howling Wind forecasted for tomorrow

Tomorrow is set to have extremely strong winds combined with waves. Check out this graph from WindAlert.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory as of 3:40 pm today:

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Southwest Interior, Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area,
  Hood Canal Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity
  and Bremerton and Vicinity.

* WHEN...From noon to 6 PM PDT Tuesday.

It looks like the tides for tomorrow are

High Tide: 1:58 AM  at 8.75 feet

Low Tide:  8:27 AM at 0.57 feet

High Tide: 3:31 PM at 11.23 feet

Low Tide:  9:40 PM at 4.34  feet

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

PZZ135-130645-
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
243 PM PDT Mon Oct 12 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

TUE
SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SW 20 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning then rain
likely in the afternoon. 

TUE NIGHT
SW wind 25 to 35 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after
midnight. A chance of showers in the evening then a slight chance
of showers after midnight. 

Of course forecast can and do change… it’s hard to believe with how calm and beautiful it is right now that tomorrow is predicted to be a very blustery day.

Stay safe!

NOTE: It looks like I need to update some links on the “swell links” section. I’ll get to that soon!

 

Barking Dog Report – Howling Weather Ahead

We’re kicking off fall with a “barking dog report”. It’s been a while since we’ve issued a barking dog report so here’s a quick refresher. Whenever we’re preparing for serious weather, typically with the potential for flooding or strong winds, we try to issue a “barking dog report”. You can consider it similar to your neighbors dog who might bark to give a warning…it could be nothing or it could be something to be concerned about. For the record, Scupper and I are not weather experts. 🙂

We are checking out the upcoming forecast which seems to have long periods of strong winds starting in the wee hours tomorrow morning through Sunday. Check out the current graph from WindAlert.

Current Puget Sound Marine Forecast as of 7:51 this morning:

 WED  S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain.

 WED NIGHT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.  THU  S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.  

THU NIGHT  S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.  

Luckily it looks like the upcoming tides won’t be high enough to cause flooding (at least not with our home).

Hopefully this storm just provides some spectacular splash. Stay safe, Neighbors!

 

More Progress with the Seawall


Our intrepid reporter, Scupper, ventured into the thick smoke to photograph the seawall being replaced at Emma Schmitz Memorial Viewpoint this morning.

Photo credit: Scupper

Progress with the Emma Schmitz Viewpoint Seawall


The seawall will be done before we know it! 😉

Photo credit: Scupper

Hit and Run at Me Kwa Mooks

NOTE: This post has been updated as we receive additional information.

We’re being told that during the wee hours on Tuesday, a vehicle hit a parked car at Me Kwa Mooks before speeding off. A witness or someone with knowledge of the incident says it was a Toyota (not sure of the model) going about 60 mph before it lost control, striking the Suburu in the photo, then careening west towards the water before coming to a stop. The driver reportedly exited the car, pulling out guns and fleeing the scene. The Toyota has been removed. [UPDATE: We have been informed by neighbors that SPD had the Toyota towed.]


This is a popular spot for people living in their cars. Luckily the Suburu was just parked without anyone inside at the time of the accident. It’s this reporter’s opinion that the parked car may have saved people from possible severe injury or death.

UPDATE August 20, 2020: From a Beach Drive Neighbor.

A neighbor suggests that we should check security videos for information to help the SPD.

We first learned of the hit and run from a friend who lives on Aikins Ave SW.  She was awakened around 3AM Tuesday morning by the sound of screeching tires and then a loud crash.  Shortly after, she heard voices of what she believed to be two men speaking loudly and sounding impaired, one asking the other if he was ok.  She thought the voices were coming from somewhere on Chilberg. She surmised they probably fled on foot up Genessee to Chilberg so may have been between Genessee and Douglas Street.  As soon as she heard sirens the talking stopped.  She was wondering if anyone in that area has security cameras that may have captured a photo of the men.  That may help the SPD with identification if they don’t already know the suspects. Perhaps you could add a comment to the story asking neighbors in that area to check their security recordings.

Scupper for the BDB.

Photo credit: Scupper.

Warning for Parents and Dog Owners about Lincoln Park

We’re just learning from a neighbor that a dog passed after ingesting meth while on a walk at Lincoln Park.

We don’t have information about exactly where or how this happened. The events are very recent and we just wanted to warn neighbors to be careful of their two and four legged loved ones.  Honestly, this tragic event could happen at any park. 🙁

We are heartbroken for the family who lost their beloved puppy.

UPDATE: FOUND! Missing Body Glove Paddle Board

UPDATE: Board found by neighbor, Bob! Thank you!!

Sometime today a blue and white inflatable paddleboard Body Glove paddle board drifted from it’s Beach Drive home. The paddleboard had an paddle (oar) at the time of it’s departure.

The neighbors are hoping are really hoping to find it. If you’ve seen it, please let us know!

The Big Clam Dig

We’ve had seats in the wings watching the reconstruction of the seawall at Emma Schmitz Memorial Viewpoint. It’s been kind of fun watching the machinery roll down to the beach each morning and scurry back up when the tide rolls in.


I’m toying with the idea of getting my hubby his own Tonka trucks so he can play along as he watches the work take place. He has offered to use his clam gun to help the crew out!

We’ve been pretty lucky so far with the tides and the noise hasn’t been too bad (at least not for us) so far….and it’s been interesting to watch.

 

Beach Drive Exclusive: 4th of July Boat Parade!

We have been informed that the first annual 4th of July Boat Parade will by cruising along the shores off Beach Drive this afternoon. The parade is sponsored by Alki Yacht Club and The Mortgage Porter.

Any neighbor with a boat that can cruise 4 knots (we will make accommodations for slower craft) is welcome to tag along. The parade will start at 2:30 pm today in front of the volly ball courts at Alki and make it’s way around Alki Point, ending at Lincoln Park.

The most decorated vessel will win a Alki Yacht Club burgee. Runner up will receive a commemorative 2020 Mariners baseball schedule magnet.

 

 

Tractors, Fencing and Porta-Potty’s…oh my!

It appears that it’s about to get serious with the overdue improvements to the seawall at Emma Schmitz Park.