Snow, Wind and Waves!

3:43 Update:  The wind is here along with more snow.  You can't really tell by this photo just how hard the wind is blowing…but it is.   Bundle up!

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10:00 a.m. Update:  The National Weather Service has updated the forecast from an "advisory" to a "Winter Storm Warning" which is in effect until 10:00 p.m. with "wind chill values to zero to ten degrees above zero".   The difference between a warning and advisory is that a warning deems the weather is "occurring or imminent".

Snow has been lightly falling all morning and we do not have the strong north winds as of yet. 

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Photo from about 7:30 this morning.  The small light snow flakes are constantly coming down with a storm forecasted for this afternoon.

Current updated forecast from the National Weather Service (this does change):

Today: Snow likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 30 by 4pm. Windy, with a north northwest wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 36 and 39 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Winter weather advisory through 7:00 p.m. tonight includes warning of possible loss of power due to high winds.

CONSIDER ALTERNATE…BUT SAFE…SOURCES OF HEAT IN CASE THIS OCCURS. OTHERWISE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF EXTRA WARM CLOTHING OR BLANKETS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. HAVE A FLASHLIGHT AND EXTRA WARM CLOTHING IN CASE OF TRAVEL DELAYS

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM PST THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

TODAY…N WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE MORNING…THEN RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. SNOW DEVELOPING BY MID MORNING.

TONIGHT…N WIND 25 TO 35 KT…EASING TO 20 TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

TUE…N WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 OR 2 FT

Seattle Tides:

Monday, Nov 22:  high of 11.8 at 6:02 am with a low of 7.8 at 11:17 am with the next high tide of 10.6 at 3:54 p.m. followed by a low of -2.3 at 11:06 pm.

Tuesday, Nov 23:  high of 12.0 at 6:40 am with a low of 7.9 at noon.   The next high tide is a 10.5 at 4:31 pm.

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