It’s been a while since we’ve issued a “Barking Dog Report”. A “barking dog report” is something we post when we are preparing for possible flooding. Similar to a neighbor’s barking dog, there may be a real threat or it may not be. We spent yesterday getting pumps out and preparing for potential flooding (actually, it’s our standard winter prep for living on Puget Sound).
It’s looking like we have a couple of very windy days ahead of us.
Weather Guru Cliff Mass states: “Starting Thursday, we will enter a period of extraordinarily active weather with the potential for heavy rain, flooding, and a highly dangerous windstorm with the potential to be an historic event…Now in most years, the events along would be impressive, representing one of the strongest events of a typical winter season. But folks, this is just a warm up for the real action on Saturday.
A true monster storm, potentially as strong as the most powerful storm in NW history (the Columbus Day Storm of 1962) will be approaching our area on Saturday.”
Does my howling have your attention now?!!
The National Weather Service currently has a Wind Watch starting 6:00 pm tomorrow night, Thursday, October 13, 2016.
The Puget Sound Marine Forecast has waves up to 7 feet starting Thursday night.
THU NIGHT S WIND RISING TO 30 TO 40 KT. WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
FRI S WIND 20 TO 30 KT, EASING IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT, SUBSIDING.
FRI NIGHT S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
SAT S WIND 30 TO 40 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.
SUN S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
Thursday: 11.3 at 3:37 pm
Friday: 10.06 at 3:52 am and 11.64 at 4:11 pm
Saturday: 10.77 at 4:44 am and 11.9 at 4:45 pm
Sunday: 11.35 at 5:36 am and 12.02 at 5:22 pm.
Ready to hear your neighbor’s barking dog really howl? Check out this graph from Wind Alert showing gusts over 60 mph around high tide on Thursday at Lincoln Park.
Please make sure your neighbors are aware of the potential storm that’s heading our way. It’s time to take down those summer umbrellas and other potential projectiles from our patios.