High Wind Warning until 8am this Morning: Gale Warning until Kick Off


…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST THIS MORNING…

TODAY…VERY WINDY…SHOWERS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS NEAR 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH EARLY. WIND EASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AFTER 8 AM.

TONIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

Tides are heading down to a low of 7.06  ft at 9:09 am and then heading back up to 11.35 ft at 2:11 this afternoon.

From the Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TODAY    TODAY  SW WIND 25 TO 35 KT…EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE  AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.  TONIGHT  SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

GO SEAHAWKS!!!

Woman’s Body recovered off Emma Schmitz View Point

IMG_37217:05 am. A major response from the Seattle Fire Department is taking place right now for what is being called a “salt water rescue” off of SW Oregon Street and Beach Drive.

Scupper is on the scene. We should have more information soon.

UPDATE 7:06 AM: Very sad news, West Seattle Blog reports that a body has been recovered.

UPDATE: 7:17 AM: A Beach Drive neighbor out on a routine walk saw the body and went to another neighbors home for help and to call 9-1-1. The body was found at the lower section of Emma Schmitz by the south flight of stairs.

Scanners report that it is a woman. News crews are on the scene and the coroner is in route.
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UPDATE 8:39 AM: According to West Seattle Blog:

“SPD spokesperson Sgt. Sean Whitcomb has briefed us. This is NOT currently being investigated as a homicide, but is considered a “suspicious death,” so SPD is investigating with the Medical Examiner, which has a crew on scene. The woman is believed to be in her 50s but that is just a guess so far – apparently no ID on her…”

UPDATE 8:54 AM: Speculators on the scene believe the deceased woman, who is described as having a heavy build and grey hair, was not in the water for long. We are told that attempts were made to resuscitate her.

UPDATE January 11, 2015: The woman has been identified as Carolyn Arnold. No other information is known at this time.