Tomorrow’s weather looks like it could be spectacular…kind of like the cherry blossoms that are just starting to bloom.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch (last updated at 11:05 am today as of the writing of this post).
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 1105 AM PDT Thu Apr 6 2017 ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from late Friday morning through early Friday evening. * WIND...Possible south wind 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Tacoma...Seattle...Everett...Port Townsend...Whidbey Island...The San Juan Islands...and Bellingham. * TIMING...Strongest winds are most likely Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Winds of this strength can break branches off of trees...topple weakened trees and produce power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Puget Sound Marine Forecast: PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL- 231 PM PDT THU APR 6 2017 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY TONIGHT S WIND 5 TO 15 KT BECOMING N. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. FRI SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING S 30 TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. FRI NIGHT S 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. Ready for another colorful picture? Check out Wind Alert's forecast for Lincoln Park. EEEKS!!!! If the forecast is correct, we're in for some major wind from Mother Nature... some good news -- looks like the timing of the tides may be cooperating. With that said, we are still preparing to potentially flood...we don't think it's likely, but would rather be safe than sorry. The joys of living on Puget Sound!