Weather forecast can and do change. At 4:30 this morning, we issued a "barking dog" report which basically means that we're preparing to possibly flood or lose power because of high winds, tides and waves slurping over the bulkhead. A "barking dog" would be like your neighbors friendly retreiver who howls when he thinks something may be wrong – sometimes he's right, sometimes not…but always on the lookout with best intentions.
We indeed have water coming over our bulkhead and thankfully have a back-up pump since the first one failed.
This photo is of our neighbors patio where the waves knocked some of the brick pavers out.
Our next high tides are an 11.3 at 2:25 this afternoon and a 12.3 at 5:08 Sunday morning followed by a 11.2 at 3:20 pm Sunday afternoon.
Here's what the NWS has now:
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 28 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 14 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday: Rain. High near 46. Southeast wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night: Rain. Low around 40. Windy, with a south southeast wind 18 to 21 mph increasing to between 28 and 31 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. South southwest wind between 17 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%
Seattle area forecast via UW:
TODAY…WINDY THIS MORNING. SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE 40S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH EASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.
SUNDAY…RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN AT TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…WINDY. RAIN AT TIMES. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
Puget Sound Marine Forecast:
…GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON…
TODAY…SW WIND 25 TO 35 KT…EASING IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING. SHOWERS.
TONIGHT…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING AND BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUN…SE WIND RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.
SUN NIGHT…S WIND RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
We hope you stay warm and safe!