High tide of 10.08 takes place at 2:48 this afternoon… so we may be dodging the opportunity to flood. The wind warning is in effect starting 5:00 pm tonight at which point, tides will be around 8 feet. The next high tide of 8.28 will be at 1:54 am.
Some neighbors have asked if they should rent or buy pumps and/or generators. In my opinion (and I’m not a professional) if you live on the water and the home has recently flooded, it’s probably a good idea to invest in a “trash pump” and a generator. You may even want a back up pump. Mother Nature doesn’t care when the pump rental place is open or if they have any pumps available once the “wind” hits the fan.
Again, I hope this is just an exciting weather system that blows through and we’re all cozy with our power on and no flooding. At the very least, it’s a good opportunity to make sure you have emergency supplies handy in case we lose power for a few days.
Puget Sound and Hood Canal Marine Forecast:
STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS TURNING TO RAIN.
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT RISING TO 30 TO 50 KT THIS EVENING AND SHIFTING TO SW. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN TURNING TO SHOWERS.
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
Seattle City Forecast:
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PDT MONDAY…REST OF TODAY…WINDY…RAIN. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH.
TONIGHT…VERY WINDY. RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE EVENING. LOWS NEAR 50. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH.
MONDAY…BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.
NWS High Wind Warning:
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 1107 AM PDT SUN SEP 29 2013 ...POWERFUL AND DAMAGING WINDSTORM TO AFFECT PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT... .EXPLOSIVE DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING PLACE WITH A LOW PRESSURE CENTER THAT WILL MAKE LANDFALL THIS EVENING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE FAR NORTH WASHINGTON COAST AND CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND THIS EVENING. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST SEPTEMBER WINDSTORMS ON RECORD. NORTHWEST WASHINGTON...FROM THE NORTH COAST THROUGH THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND THE NORTH INTERIOR...WILL BE AT THE GREATEST RISK FROM THE STRONGEST WINDS. WAZ508-511-300600- /O.UPG.KSEW.HW.A.0002.130930T0100Z-130930T1200Z/ /O.EXB.KSEW.HW.W.0003.130930T0000Z-130930T1100Z/ SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA- 1107 AM PDT SUN SEP 29 2013 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PDT MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PDT MONDAY. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...FEDERAL WAY...SHORELINE... BREMERTON...SILVERDALE...POULSBO...KINGSTON...SEABECK...AND THE HOOD CANAL BRIDGE AREA. * TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS EVENING. * WIND...INCREASING FROM THE SOUTH AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH. * IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES...DOWN POWER LINES...AND DAMAGE PROPERTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.