First snow and ice. What’s next? WIND with High Tides

This morning the snow is melting and Beach Drive around Jacobson seems clear, wet and slushy.  

 

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What's next? Why strong winds, of course!

NWS for West Seattle area:

Today: Occasional snow and freezing drizzle before 10am, then rain. Snow level 200 feet rising to 3700 feet. High near 40. East northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south southeast. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 

Tonight: Rain. Low around 40. Southeast wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Windy, with a southwest wind between 21 and 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind between 11 and 14 mph. 

Sunday: Rain. High near 45. South southeast wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% 

City of Seattle and vincinity:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING…

TODAY…OCCASIONAL LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE OR SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH OF INCH OR LESS. HIGHS NEAR 40. LIGHT WIND BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…BECOMING WINDY…RAIN. LOWS NEAR 40. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH LATE.

SATURDAY…WINDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON PST TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

TODAY…NE WIND 5 TO 10 KT…BECOMING SE AND RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 FT…BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.

TONIGHT…SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. RAIN.

SAT…SW WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

SUN…SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

SUN NIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

MON…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

Seattle area tides

Friday, January 20:

  • 1:27 pm at 11.4 
  • 8:42 pm at  -1.8 

Saturday, January 21:

  • 4:30 am at 11.9
  • 9:37 am at 7.4
  • 2:25 pm at 11.3
  • 9:30 pm at -2.0

Sunday, January 22;

  • 5:08 am at 12.3
  • 10:28 am at 6.9
  • 3:20 pm at 11.2
  • 10:14 pm at -1.9

Still reading? Here are some photos from a walk Scupper and I took yesterday in the snow along Beach Drive. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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