NWS issues Special Weather Statement for Sunday

Last Sunday we had “Blue Thunder” for the Seahawks game…and it looks like this Sunday will bring howling weather as the National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the first official day of fall.  It’s probably a good idea to make sure what leaves are currently around drains are cleared (although we’re going to have plenty more coming down).

From NWS Weather Statement:

...A BLUSTERY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN IS EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON...

A STRONG BUT FAST MOVING PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND
BRIEF AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN TO WESTERN WASHINGTON ON SUNDAY.

WINDY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE NORTH
INTERIOR FROM THE ADMIRALTY INLET AREA NORTHWARD. WINDS OF 20 TO
35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY EVENING. DECIDUOUS TREES STILL HAVE THEIR
LEAVES...AND THIS IS THE FIRST GOOD FRONT OF THE SEASON...SO WEAK
SMALL TREE BRANCHES WILL LIKELY BE PRUNED BY THE FRONT. BRIEF
POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE IF BRANCHES ARK ACROSS SOME POWER LINES.
  • Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • SundayRain: High near 60. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Sunday Night: Rain likely before midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

 SAT
 S WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS LIKELY.

 SAT NIGHT
 SW WIND 10 KT...BECOMING S TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
 WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

 SUN
 S WIND 5 TO 15 KT...RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
 WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

 SUN NIGHT
 S WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
 MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT AFTER
 MIDNIGHT.

Seattle Forecast:

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND TO 10 MPH BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…RAIN AND BREEZY. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT…BREEZY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT

A little bright spot in all this wind and rain… it looks like the tides are in our favor…of course, we’ll have to wait and see what Mother Nature brings us on the first day of fall.  PS:  Go HAWKS!!!

Tides

 

 

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