Tis the season for wind, waves and rain

I was caught on the West Seattle Bridge late this afternoon in an amazing display of Mother Nature’s force. It was more rain, wind and water than I have ever witnessed on the bridge. I’m very glad to be home!

And it looks like we more weather waiting for us tomorrow… another stormy Sunday!

Here’s what we have in store (remember, these forecast can and will change):

The National Weather Service currently has three Hazardous Weather warnings including a flood watch.

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ALSO ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…BREMERTON.

* TIMING…GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL OCCUR WITH A STRONG
FRONT. ANOTHER STRONGER FRONT WILL REACH THE AREA LATER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WIND…TODAY SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH.
LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 40 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH A STRONGER SYSTEM.

* IMPACTS…WIND GUSTS TODAY COULD SNAP BRANCHES AND AND CAUSE
LOCAL POWER OUTAGES. MORE WIDESPREAD AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE
POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING
WIND EVENT.

City of Seattle Forecast:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

TONIGHT…RAIN…HEAVY AT TIMES…TURNING TO SHOWERS. WINDY. LOWS 50 TO 55. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH THIS EVENING.

SUNDAY…BREEZY…RAIN. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…VERY WINDY. RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE EVENING. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE…HIGHEST NORTH PART.

MONDAY…SHOWERS AND BREEZY. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

Puget Sound and Hood Canal Marine Forecast:

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT

TONIGHT
S WIND 20 TO 30 KT…EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.

SUN NIGHT
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT…BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN…THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

MON
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.

AND… our upcoming high tides are:

Sunday at 12:44 am:  8.04

Sunday at 2:46 pm: 10.03

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***Remember, we are not professionals at predicting possible damage or flooding of property along Beach Drive (or anywhere). We’re just sharing this information to let you know that it’s good to be prepared and to possibly let you neighbors know too. Check on storm drains and make sure your pumps are working (consider buying or renting one). By the time flooding hits – it’s probably too late to rent one.

Stay safe and GO SEAHAWKS!!

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