Barking Dog Report

Istock_000002610704medium_1 It's been a while since I've issued a "Barking Dog Report" so for those of you new to Beach Drive Blog, a "Barking Dog Report" is when we feel there may be some issues caused by wind, high tides/big waves where you might have to dig out your extra pumps to protect  your property.  Hopefully a "barking dog report" is no different than your neighbor's yappin' dog just looking out for everybody…it doesn't hurt to be prepared.  We assume no liability whether or whether not the weather whammo's us… we are just sharing our concern and/or alert level… with that said… (lights are flickering as I write this so I'm publishing as I post).

Here is the current Puget Sound Marine Forecast (click for updates–they do change).  I must admit…if I see up to 5 ft waves…I'm leaning towards posting a BDR…especially SW winds.

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

TONIGHT…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SAT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

SAT NIGHT…S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING…THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN…S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT.

Oh hail! Here's the forecast for the City of Seattle:

TONIGHT…BREEZY. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

SATURDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL. HIGHS NEAR 50. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

So… our next high tide is an 11.7 at 8:56 tomorrow morning.  The tide only goes down to a 7.7 at 2:29 pm and then back up to a 9.7 at 6:35 pm.

Again, nothing guaranteed with Mother Nature…just consider this a report from your neighbors friendly concerned barking dog.  May be something…maybe not.

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