Storm Update

Weather guru Cliff Mass says the first big fall storm should start right about the time that summer is officially over, at 1:44 pm Sunday which coincides with the kick off for the Seahawks vs Jaguars at Qwest field.

As of 9:00 am, the National Weather Service has issued a Gale Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

Puget Sound Marine forecast (as of 9am – please check updated reports under “Swell Links” in the column to the right of this post).

SUN
 S WIND 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. RAIN.

 SUN NIGHT
 S WIND 25 TO 35 KT...EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
 MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER
 MIDNIGHT.

 MON
 SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

Tides for tomorrow, Sunday, September 22, 2013 are estimated at:

  • 0.05 ft at 1:09 am
  • 10.79 ft at 7:43 am
  • 4.07 ft at 1:30 pm
  • 10.94 ft at 7:12 pm

It looks like the evening, around the 7pm high tide has the most potential to cause exciting for waterfront residences on Beach Drive.  You may recall our last big storm, where many neighbors flooded, was last December. That storm also started as a “gale warning” however we had tides of almost 13 feet.  An 11 foot tide is nothing to sneeze at with possible 6 foot waves and gusts of wind up to 35 mph.

Be prepared! At the very least, this could be a good time to check your pumps and review your emergency plans if you live in a home that floods.

 

 

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