Weather Watch: Wind and Waves

Looks like tomorrow could be a nice day to hunker down. We have some high tides combined with a forecast for significant wind…at 4:10 pm we are at an 11.36 foot tide with serious potential wind and waves — please  be prepared! Here’s some of the *current* forecast (please re-check forecast as they change often – weather related information I have posted under “Swell Links”).

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 8pm Saturday night along with a Gale Warning:

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
915 PM PDT FRI NOV 1 2013

WAZ504-505-508-509-512-021215-
/O.CON.KSEW.WI.Y.0013.131102T1500Z-131103T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
915 PM PDT FRI NOV 1 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT
SATURDAY...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...BREMERTON...TACOMA...
  OLYMPIA...CHEHALIS...ELMA.

* TIMING...SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN SNAP SMALL TREE BRANCHES...
  TOPPLE SMALL OR SHALLOW ROOTED TREES...AND CAUSE LOCAL POWER
  OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Seattle City Forecast:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY…

REST OF TONIGHT…RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS NEAR 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…WINDY. RAIN AT TIMES IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BECOMING WEST 15 TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

 PZZ135-021245-
 PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
 900 PM PDT FRI NOV 1 2013

 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

 TONIGHT
 S WIND 10 KT...RISING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND
 WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN.

 SAT
 S WIND 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 30 TO 40 KT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. RAIN IN THE
 MORNING...THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

 SAT NIGHT
 SW 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. SHOWERS
 LIKELY.

Tides Forecast:

Date    Day     Time    Hgt

11/02 Sat 05:05 AM 10.62 H
11/02 Sat 10:34 AM 5.07 L
11/02 Sat 04:10 PM 11.36 H
11/02 Sat 10:58 PM -1.04 L
11/03 Sun 04:49 AM 11.26 H
11/03 Sun 10:18 AM 5.53 L
11/03 Sun 03:43 PM 11.45 H
11/03 Sun 10:36 PM -1.91 L



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