The Calm Before the Storm

This photo is from last night. 

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The gale warning begins at noon today through this evening.  From watching the news and reading the WS Blog, it looks like the wind and rain is going to hit around 2pm today.

The Seattle PI has great tips on what to do to prepare for a big storm.

Updated marine forecast:

PZZ135-181700-
/O.EXT.KSEW.GL.W.0048.071018T1900Z-071019T0200Z/
PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
300 AM PDT THU OCT 18 2007

…GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…

TODAY…S WIND RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE MORNING…THEN RISING TO 30 TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…S WIND 30 TO 40 KT…BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT LATE IN THE EVENING…THEN BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

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