King Tides coming next Week

We have extra high tides (aka King Tides) predicted next week.

  • Wednesday, January 13th at 7:35 AM: 12.9
  • Thursday, January 14th at 8:14 AM: 13
  • Friday, January 15th at 8:55 AM: 12.9

Hopefully it will be as sunny and calm as it is today. Although it was a spectacular sight along Alki with last month’s King Tide.

Wind and Rain this Week

2015 Nov 8 drain

We’re being deluged with rain and wind this week from sweet ol’ Mother Nature. This sewer drain is now a water feature by 5400 Beach Drive.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 3:00 pm today and we’re just at high tide as I write this post.

It’s a great evening to be hunkered in by the fireplace. :)

King County Foot Ferry aborts docking at Alki and other Mother Nature Mayhem

We have very strong northerly winds this afternoon along with higher tides. King Tides officially started this afternoon and continue through the 27th for November.

Late this afternoon, the King County Ferry opted not to dock at Alki after two attempts. Video credits to Scupper.

Passengers were waiting on the Alki dock hoping they’ll get a refund for not being able to board.

Thanks to Michele, a friend of Beach Drive Blog for sending us these pics!

nov 24 wind kite

And this photo of the seas crashing up to what is typically a sandy beach with a park, picnic tables and fire pits. Quite spectacular!
nov 24 seas over table

Here’s some videos I captured of this afternoon along Alki. Please pardon my shaky hands.

This north of the volley ball pits with the kite surfer.

This is by 61st and Alki.

 

This is at the end of the park as it heads towards Alki point, looking back towards Seattle.

This person braved the waves (see the person in the mist to the right).

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I’m so glad that I was able to witness this event and hope the home owners along Alki weathered this okay and are safe.

High Wind Watch and Gale Watch: BARKING DOG REPORT

We have some very windy weather in the forecast for Tuesday. The winds are predicted to start today and build through Tuesday. We have a small craft advisory in effect through tonight followed by a Gale Watch on Tuesday.

A High Wind Watch as been issued starting 6:00 am Tuesday morning through midnight. A “high wind watch” is defined by the National Weather Service as:

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH AND/OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR.

Based on the current forecast (see below), we are preparing for the possibility of flooding due to the high winds, high tide and the predicted waves.

This is what we at BDB have referred to as a “barking dog report”. It may be that we’re just being a friendly neighborhood dog, howling at nothing, or this really could be an event that is legitimately cause for concern. Of course, we hope it’s all a big to-do over nothing.

Cliff Mass says that Tuesday will be “a particularly wild day”.

Here is the forecast from the NWS:

Tuesday
Rain. High near 56. Windy, with a south southwest wind 28 to 38 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Rain before 10pm, then showers after 10pm. Low around 44. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible

Seattle City Forecast:

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…
TODAY…BECOMING WINDY. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN AT TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...WINDY. RAIN AT TIMES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE 40S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…VERY WINDY. RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…WINDY. RAIN AT TIMES IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH SOUTH PART…NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH NORTH PART. WIND BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH ALL AREAS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

TODAY  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE  AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE  AFTERNOON.  

TONIGHT  S WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.  

TUE  SW WIND 25 TO 35 KT…RISING TO 35 TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.  

TUE NIGHT  W WIND 25 TO 35 KT…BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER  MIDNIGHT.

Check out the tides. We have a 11.71 high tide at 9:13 Tuesday morning. The tides are predicted to go down to a 6.5 at 3:15 pm and then up to a 8.66 at 7:57 Tuesday night.

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Wind Alert shows the winds building with gusts over 45 mph starting at high tide and continuing throughout the afternoon. This wind graph is of Fauntleroy.

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Wind Advisory through 4:00 pm Friday.

We currently have a Wind Advisory in effect through Friday afternoon along with a Gale Warning for Puget Sound.

Seattle Forecast:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY…

TONIGHT…WINDY…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

FRIDAY…WINDY…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…RAIN. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER ONE INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

 TONIGHT  S WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.

 FRI  S WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.  

FRI NIGHT  SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING NE TO 10 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS AFTER  MIDNIGHT. RAIN.

We have tide of 10.28 at 4:54 tonight followed by a higher tide of 11.64 at 6:57 tomorrow morning.

2015-11-12_1631__tides

Stay tuned!

Wind Advisory in effect until 6pm Sunday

Trick-or-Treater’s may need to hang on tight to their goody bags tonight. The Wind Advisory has been extended until tomorrow night.

Seattle Forecast:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST SUNDAY…

TONIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE…EXCEPT HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

SUNDAY…WINDY. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE…EXCEPT HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE 40S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

Tomorrow morning, high tide of 11.66 will be at 9:04 am.

PS: Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight.

UPDATE: Wind Advisory and Gale Warning in Effect through Saturday

3:25 PM UPDATE: Puget Sound Marine Forecast  has been updated at 3:00 PM…looks like we’re in for wicked weather! Our next high tide that coincides with the wind is an 11.93 at 9:06 am. <gulp>

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING  GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING    

TONIGHT  S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…RISING TO 25 TO 35 KT DURING THE  EVENING. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.  

SAT  S WIND 25 TO 35 KT…BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN.

SAT NIGHT  S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS  LIKELY.

Seattle City Forecast:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PDT SATURDAY…

TONIGHT…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…WINDY IN THE MORNING…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…BREEZY…SHOWERS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS NEAR 50. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

SUNDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE…EXCEPT HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…BREEZY…SHOWERS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT

9:59 AM UPDATE: I could swear I checked the marine forecast before publishing this original post at 8:40 this morning…oh well!

We now have a Gale Warning in effect until 3PM this afternoon per the Marine Forecast.

PZZ135-310100-  PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL-

 830 AM PDT FRI OCT 30 2015    

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON    

TODAY  S WIND 25 TO 35 KT…BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT LATE. RAIN.  

TONIGHT  S WIND 5 TO 15 KT…EASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND  WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. RAIN.  

SAT  SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.  

SAT NIGHT  SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT…RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

Here’s a nice graphic of our weather for today and tomorrow from the National Weather Service.

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8:40 AM This just in…

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON…

REST OF TODAY…WINDY. RAIN AT TIMES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH EASING TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH DECREASING TO 10 MPH OR LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SATURDAY…RAIN. RAIN MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

SATURDAY NIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS NEAR 50. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

 

Watch for wicked wind and waves…

We are preparing for a possible weather event at our home. It seems autumn is officially here and may be making up for what seemed to be an extended summer.

We have higher tides this weekend on the heals of the Hunter’s Moon. From NOAA:

2015-10-29_2019_tides

It’s predicted that at 8:10 tomorrow morning, we’ll have tides at 12.11 feet. Saturday morning we may see 11.93 feet at 9:06 am.

Check out the forecast from Wind Alert. It’s expected to be gusty tomorrow morning at high tide and winds are anticipate to pick up again Saturday morning, just in time for high tide with gusts around 45 mph.

2015-10-29_2018_wind_alert_sat

The Puget Sound Marine Forecast update at 3:01 this after noon has a small craft advisory through tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. And states: SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN TONIGHT IN  RESPONSE TO AN APPROACHING WARM FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL MOVE  ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS FRI MORNING AND DISSIPATE. A SURFACE  TROUGH OR WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA FRI AFTERNOON.  A POTENTIALLY STRONGER SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE WATERS ON SATURDAY.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH  FRIDAY AFTERNOON

 TONIGHT  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN  LIKELY.  

FRI  S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.  

FRI NIGHT  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN.  

SAT AND SAT NIGHT  S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.  

SUN  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.  

SUN NIGHT  S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch:

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST WASHINGTON AND WEST CENTRAL
  WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN NORTHWEST
  WASHINGTON...CLALLAM...GRAYS HARBOR...JEFFERSON...KITSAP...
  MASON...SKAGIT AND WHATCOM. IN WEST CENTRAL WASHINGTON...KING...
  LEWIS...PIERCE...SNOHOMISH AND THURSTON.

* FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* A WET PATTERN WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY.
  RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS. 4
  TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN IS LIKELY OVER THE MOUNTAINS FOR THE 48 HOUR
  PERIOD COVERING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE. THIS WILL CAUSE SHARP RISES ON AREA RIVERS. MINOR
  FLOODING IS POSSIBLE POSSIBLE ON SOME AREA RIVERS BY SATURDAY
  MORNING AND FLOODING CONCERNS FOR AREA RIVERS WILL CONTINUE INTO
  SUNDAY. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IS THE MOUNT RAINIER AREA AND
  RIVERS FLOWING OUT OF THE PARK. SOME MODELS SHOW RAINFALL
  AMOUNTS WELL OVER A FOOT FOR THE 48 HOUR PERIOD ENDING SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. THESE AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS FLOODING FOR
  RIVERS FLOWING OFF MOUNT RAINIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT
FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT
QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

 

Trick-or-Treaters should probably prepare with weather-proof goody bags!

Stay tuned.

 

Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1137 AM PDT SAT OCT 10 2015

.A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS
AFTERNOON.

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-110000-
/O.EXB.KSEW.WI.Y.0007.151010T2000Z-151011T0000Z/
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-
1137 AM PDT SAT OCT 10 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...FROM 1 PM UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH.

* IMPACTS...DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND WEAK TREES. POSSIBLE POWER
  INTERRUPTIONS.

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.


Here's an updated graph from Wind Alert:
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Puget Sound Marine Forecast 9:00 am update has a small craft advisory until 7:00 pm tonight.

TODAY
S WIND RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT DURING THE MORNING…BECOMING
SW 20 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.

TONIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT DURING THE
EVENING. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING… THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

Seattle Forecast updated at 12:48 pm today:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON…

REST OF TODAY…BREEZY. RAIN AT TIMES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

TONIGHT…SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH POSSIBLE. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

…don’t forget, the next high tide is a 10.72 at 4:27 pm.

Wind and Waves Ahead

This morning was peaceful. Perhaps the calm before a storm. It looks like we are in for a very windy Saturday.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast

TODAY  S WIND 5 TO 15 KT…BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE  OF RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

 TONIGHT  S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.  WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.  

SAT  S WIND 5 TO 15 KT…RISING TO SW WIND 20 TO 30 KT IN THE  AFTERNOON.  WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS…BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.  RAIN.

 SAT NIGHT  SW 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.

Check out the blustery forecast from Wind Alert.

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And last but not least… check out the high tides just shy of 11 feet. We have a 10.75 estimated at 4:04 pm today and 10.72 at 4:27 pm on Saturday. If the Wind Alert forecast is accurate, we could be dealing with gusts of 35 mph and higher during high tide on Saturday.

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National Weather Service Forecast

Today: Rain likely after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 7 to 17 mph.
Saturday: Rain. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 64. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain likely before 11pm, then showers likely after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

The Seattle City forecast that I often post has not been updated since 4:00 am this morning. Once it’s updated, if I catch it, I’ll post it here.

Of course weather forecast change often so please check the links on the right column of Beach Drive Blog. By the way, check out the new tides widget we just added yesterday.

Stay safe!