This post has more recent updates towards the bottom.
Parts of Beach Drive are without power shortly after the winds came roaring in. Seattle City Light‘s map shows that 1638 homes on Beach Drive are without power due to a tree.
It’s got to be a bumpy ride for folks on the ferry too. The Vashon – Fauntleroy Ferry run is showing wind speeds up to 49 mph.
Wind Alert is forecasting that the strongest winds are with us now with gusts estimated up to 52 mph.
The High Wind Warning is in effect until 11:00 pm tonight. Got flashlights and candles ready?
Update 2:43 pm: Low tide is at 3:15 and estimated to be 0.02 and then we’ll head up to an est. 10.52 around 9:54 pm.
Update 3:37 pm: Scupper and I drove Beach Drive in search of the downed tree referenced in Seattle City Light’s map for the power outage – we did not see any down trees at that time.
City of Seattle has just updated their forecast:
330 PM PDT SUN MAR 13 2016
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
TONIGHT…VERY WINDY. SHOWERS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IN THE EARLY EVENING THEN EASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
Puget Sound Marine Forecast:
235 PM PDT SUN MAR 13 2016
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
S WIND 35 TO 45 KT…BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT BY
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 6 TO 8 FT…SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS
Update 4:01 pm: Here’s a photo from our intrepid reporter, Scupper.
Latest forecast from Wind Alert shows another round of strong winds potentially on the way.