Tis the Season for Wet and Windy Winter Weather

Monday’s storm was probably one of the worst we’ve personally experienced in our seven years living on Beach Drive. I was surprised to see how many neighbors were hit hard. 

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We typically get an extra dose with having a low driveway and neighbors  with lower bulkheads. This is one of the reasons why we put together our “barking dog” reports… just warn when we are doing extra preparation for possible flooding.  Our built in pump in the driveway is really intended to handle rain and an occasional slurp or splash from the sound. 

On Beach Drive Blog, we keep weather related links for your convenience under “Swell Links” to the right.  We have more wet and windy wintery weather ahead! 

Seattle area forecast:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING…
REST OF TODAY…WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL NEAR THE SURFACE IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

TONIGHT…WINDY…RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…BREEZY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT…BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Puget Sound marine forecast: 

PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
900 AM PST WED DEC 19 2012

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…
TODAY…S WIND 15 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN…MIXED WITH SNOW OVER HOOD CANAL AND AROUND EVERETT THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 30 KT EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.

THU…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT.

On a similar note, did you see the Seattle Times article: Record High Tides wash in prospects for more in the future

Was this the worst flooding you’ve experienced?

Here are upcoming Seattle tides:

Tides 2012 12 19 0925
Tides 2012 12 19 0925

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