Barking Dog Report: Gale Winds and High Waves

Looks like we'll be wrapping up 2008 with a real blast from Mother Nature.  Based on Istock_000002610704medium_1all the reports I'm checking out now…I'm issuing a "Barking Dog Report".  If this is your first time hearing this term from BDB, my husband fondly refers to me as a "barking dog" when I'm anxious, especially if I think there's a chance that we may have water coming over our bulkhead.  If we are preparing for this type of event, if I have time, I publish a "Barking Dog Report" on Beach Drive Blog.   I rely on websites I have below under "Swell Links" on the left side of this blog.

The City of Seattlesite has is a "WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6PM THIS EVENING TO 7AM PST WEDNESDAY…TONIGHT…WINDY…RAIN…LOWS IN THE 30S.  SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT."

The Puget Sound Marine Forecast has a "GALE WARNING IN EFFECT…TONIGHT…S WIND 20 TO 25 KT RISING TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT…THEN BECOMING SW LATE.  WIND WAVES 3 OR 4 BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.  RAIN TURNING TO SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT.  WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.  SHOWERS.   WED NIGHT…SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT…BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.

Factor in our area tide schedule for the remainder of today and tomorrow:

At 5:43 pm today (just before Seattle's wind advisory), West Seattle tides are at the second high tide of the day at 9.4 feet.   Tides retreat to a -0.7 feet at 12:37 am on Wednesday and then up to 12.3 feet at 7:58 am (just after the wind advisory is currently reported as being over).  

Want more local weather info?  Check out the Cliff Mass Weather Blog (I've added a his weather site to Swell Links).  Hat tip to West Seattle Blog.

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