Fat Tuesday may bring a Big Fat Storm

Looks like we're in for some weather over the next few days with possible snow this weekend. What has our attention will be the 11.9 tide at 5:27 am on Wednesday combined strong gusts and waves up to 3-5 feet.  

Seattle Tides:

Tuesday, Feb 21: 

  • 5:04 am at 11.9
  • 10:54 am at 4.5
  • 4:17 pm at 10.5
  • 10:39 pm at 0.3

Wednesday, Feb 22:

  • 5:27 am at 11.9
  • 11:28 am at 3.8
  • 5:03 pm at 10.4
  • 11:17 pm at 1.0 

Here are the reports that we check out:

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

TODAY…S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT. RAIN.

TONIGHT…SW WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT. RAIN.

WED…W WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY EARLY…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT…W WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

National Weather Service

Today: Rain. High near 54. Windy, with a southwest wind between 28 and 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy, with a southwest wind between 25 and 33 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 22 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind between 8 and 15 mph. 

So get your candles ready, check your generators and get your jambalaya or spicy red beans with rice ready!  Scupper says "let's hope we don't all become Mardi Gras floats".  

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