The Barking Dog Report

Istock_000002610704medium_1When we have wind, waves and a high tide, my husband calls me a "barking dog".  I’m sure he means this affectionately.    Can you blame me when we have gone through 3 storms last year with waves splashing over our bulk head? 

Early this morning was enough to have me running from window to window to see if we had water sloshing over.   It was a close call–just a little excitement and a little less sleep.    Now, I’m not a weather forecaster nor any type of expert of the sort.  I just read my tide chart calendar and check out the marine forecast.

Here is the Puget Sound marine forecast (this changes throughout the day so check back if you need to) as of 8:25 a.m. this morning:

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…

TODAY…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS.

TONIGHT…SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.

MON…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.

MON NIGHT…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

For us, the southwest winds have proven to be the most troublesome and entertaining.   This morning’s high tide was 12.4 at 5:46 a.m.   Tomorrow’s high tide is 12.7 at 6:13 a.m.   Factor in southwest winds with 2-4 feet waves and I’m sure I’ll be running from window to window again tomorrow morning watching those waves to make sure they’re on the right side of the bulkhead.

Well, that’s my "Barking Dog Report" for this morning.   Please don’t rely on this information…just consider me a yapping dog in the neighborhood. 

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