Is this your boat?

It looks like a boat (guessing it’s a 18 foot Boston Whaler) has taken on water from today’s wind storm. This photo was submitted from a Beach Drive reader.

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It’s listing a bit to port side, submerging the outboard motor.
There is a blue canvas on this white boat which is tied to a buoy. Best estimates is that the buoy and boat are by the 5400 to 6000 block of Beach Drive, in the cove north of Lincoln Park.

The Coast Guard has been called.

Wind, Waves and Rain

The weather forecast for tomorrow is concerning enough for us to pull anchor on our boats to move them to more protected areas. Here’s what we’re looking at that’s causing us to take this action:

We have a gale warning in effect through Sunday evening.

This is from the Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

 SAT  SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KT…BECOMING S 25 TO 35 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE  AFTERNOON. RAIN.  

SAT NIGHT  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…EASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.  WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  SHOWERS IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM PDT SATURDAY. * TIMING…MIDDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * WINDS…SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. * IMPACTS…DOWNED LIMBS AND LOCAL POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

 

 

Saturday
Rain. High near 68. Breezy, with a northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south 18 to 28 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Showers, mainly before 11pm. Low around 56. South wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
SATURDAY…WINDY…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…BREEZY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING…THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Tides will be rising from a -1.02 at 11:05 am tomorrow to an 11.73 at 5:47 pm tomorrow – just in time for the wind! From NOAA:

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A small historic Beach Drive cottage connects to nauture

Editor’s Note: This post was submitted by Beach Drive neighbor, Janice Nyman.

At Douglas and Chilberg, right off of Beach Drive, Janice Nyman Architect of archiflora.com, and clients Kathy and Kevin Meyers, recently converted a historic old shop above a single-car garage into a 450 square foot cottage. The conversion included raising the shop’s roof, and adding a trapezoidal bay window to the existing structure.

Views are focused to the neighboring western red cedars.   Thanks go to Kevin Meyer’s who retained the original historic signage displayed in front of the cottage: “Lee’s Shop-The difficult I do now, the impossible takes longer.” “Built by Robert Hoffman brother of Lee 1920.”   These are certainly words of wisdom!

Floor plans show the original 1st floor garage, and 2nd floor conversion to a studio apartment.

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Interiors after the remodel of Lee’s shop

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Seattle Night Out is Tuesday

Seattle Night Out takes place this Tuesday, August 4th. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to get together to help build community and prevent crime.

If your block doesn’t have an official Seattle Night Out event planned, it’s not too late to plan something. You don’t have to have your event registered with SPD.

Even if you’re just reaching out to immediate neighbors for a pot luck dinner, snacks or share a refreshing beverage or two.

Have fun, Neighbors!

Heat Advisory through Saturday Night

UPDATE July 31, 2015: The heat advisory has been extended through 8:00 pm Sunday, August 2, 2015! 

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 9:00 pm Saturday night.

They recommend:

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE…RESCHEDULE
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING IF POSSIBLE.

KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE.

WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK
PLENTY OF WATER.

THE INTERIOR OF AUTOMOBILES CAN BECOME VERY HOT
CREATING A DANGER IF CHILDREN OR PETS ARE LEFT UNATTENDED.

CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Seattle City Forecast:

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S. NORTH WIND TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S. LIGHT WIND BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY NIGHT…CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. NORTH WIND AROUND 10 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

PS: The forecast for Seattle Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 is sunny in the upper 70’s…how refreshing!

LOST CAT: Have you seen Swirl?

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Brown/grey tabby, goes by the name of Swirl. She looks small here, but she’s a medium to large size cat. She has been missing since Monday 7/6. We live right by la rustica off of Beach Drive, up in the hillside. She doesn’t have a tag or chip and is a bit feisty! But a super sweet kitty. Please contact Britnie and Troy if you find her! Her brother is very lonely without her!!
206 604 4880 or
206 713 2677 (this phone has voicemail)
Brofarrell@yahoo.com

Here’s one way to beat the heat!

These folks just flew past my deck.

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Looks like fun!

Art on the Corner this weekend

art on the cornerYou can stop by Beach Drive and Jacobson today through Sunday to buy some art…if you do, be sure to tell them that Beach Drive Blog told you! 😉

Seattle Police Department Summertime Newsletter

The Seattle Police Department has released their newsletter with very helpful tips on how to stay safe during this hot weather and how to report graffiti.

It also includes a reminder that Seattle Night Out is on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. If you’re neighborhood is hosting a Seattle Night Out party, you’re encouraged to register it with the SPD here.

You can read the SPD’s newsletter by clicking here.

Lost Key

Someone on a walk along Beach Drive today lost her key with a crab on it. If you find it, please comment below and we’ll connect you.