High Wind Warning starts 6:00 pm tonight

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
431 AM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-132330-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.W.0006.161014T0100Z-161014T1400Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-
431 AM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 AM PDT FRIDAY…

* TIMING…STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND
BECOME SOUTHWESTERLY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE EASING.

* WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF
45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING.

* IMPACTS…THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE
ACROSS THE GREATER PUGET SOUND REGION AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR.
TREE DAMAGE IS TYPICALLY GREATER THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.
PREPARE FOR TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. FALLING
TREES AND LARGE LIMBS ARE AN OCCASIONAL CAUSE OF INJURY AND
FATALITY DURING WESTERN WASHINGTON WINDSTORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS OR DAMAGING HIGH WIND EVENT IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

Here are the upcoming estimated tides:

2016-10-13-tides

It looks like the storm will hit as the tide is going down.

Here is the Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

PZZ135-140130-
PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-
920 AM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING

TODAY
S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN.

TONIGHT
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT EARLY THIS EVENING…BECOMING S 25
TO 35 KT LATE THIS EVENING. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.

FRI
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT…EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

SAT NIGHT
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT…RISING TO 30 TO 40 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT.

Obviously the forecast can change often. It’s important to continue to check the links listed and other resources to watch for the storm coming in. Forecasters are still unsure if it will hit us or go further north. Stay safe and warm, Neighbors!

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