Happy Snowy Valentines Day

Posing by the Blue Glass House – Happy Valentines Day!
Giggling kids were playing and sledding along side streets.

Looking south from Emma Schmitz Viewpoint, there is a small snowman on a bulkhead.


View from Constellation Park.And how about this awesome snowman igloo?

Caramel Crow spied in Alki

While walking our dog this morning by Bar S park, our intrepid reporter Scupper, spied a rare caramel crow.

A week earlier, he met a bird watcher who was admiring this special crow.

Pretty cool!

Trespasser on Bulkhead

Earlier today a neighbor reported a man on their bulkhead who appeared to be looking into other Beach Drive homes from the bulkhead.


When approached he said he was just looking at the water however, he was checking out nearby homes. When he was informed he was on private property, he left.

His picture was shown to the construction crew at nearby Emma Schmitz Viewpoint and they thought he looked like a person who had broke into a subcontractors truck, stealing a gun and wallet.

This person is described as wearing a navy blue Mariner’s sweatshirt with a hoody, black sweatpants tucked into white socks. Rough 40-ish, white with graying dreadlock type hair and smoking a cigarette.

Missing Dock

This just in from a Beach Drive neighbor:

During the big windstorm two nights ago a neighborhood floating sea life dock broke loose and floated away. My husband has walked up and down Beach Drive looking for it, to no avail.

It’s approximately 8×8 and has the letters “ADM C” on it.

Please comment if you have seen this and we’ll connect you with the owners.

Thanks, Neighbors!

Wind and Waves to Wrap Up 2020…last Barking Dog Report of the year!

Happy New Year, Neighbors!

It looks like around midnight we could see winds picking up and staying strong through Friday with gusts in the low 40s on Saturday, according to the current predictions from Wind Alert.  The current forecast from the UW (below) has gusts up to 50mph! With waves predicted up to 5 feet on Friday and up to 7 feet on Saturday… we’re keeping a close on weather and are preparing for potential flooding, although our home typically is hit when the wind comes more from the southwest.

Friday has a high tide of 12.43 at 7:21 am and a 10.21 feet at 5:16 pm.
Saturday’s high tides are 12.50 feet at 7:55 am and 9.87 feet at 6:05 pm.

Here’s the current marine forecast:

Puget Sound and Hood Canal-  254 PM PST Thu Dec 31 2020    SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  SATURDAY AFTERNOON

 TONIGHT  S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming 10 to 20 kt after midnight.  Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the evening then rain  after midnight.

 FRI  S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A chance of  rain.  

FRI NIGHT  S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain.  

SAT  S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.  

SAT NIGHT  S wind 30 to 40 kt becoming SW 15 to 25 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after  midnight.

The forecast from UW:

Seattle and Vicinity-
Including the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Federal Way, and Kent
252 PM PST Thu Dec 31 2020

TONIGHT…A slight chance of rain late in the evening. A chance of rain after midnight, then rain at times late in the night. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Lows in the 40s. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

NEW YEARS DAY…Cloudy with a chance of rain until late afternoon, then rain at times late in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts a tenth to a quarter of an inch possible. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Southeast wind to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…Breezy. Rain at times. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half inch possible. Lows in the 40s. South wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

SATURDAY…Breezy, rain. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half inch possible. Highs near 50. South wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…Windy, rain. Rainfall amounts one to three inches possible. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. South wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph after midnight.

Stay safe and take care!

Rain-Zilla? Or…


Or is it the all the rain water runoff from Jacobsen and Beach Drive feeding into the overflow system that’s about 150 feet off-shore. In our 15+ years of living here, we have yet to see water spouting out of the storm runoff into the sound…this is a first!


The rainfall has been so intense that it blew off the cover of this manhole on Beach Drive.

EDITORS NOTE: This video was submitted by a neighbor. I promised not to mention who. 😉

Wind and Waves!

The wind was really howling this morning. Our home was lucky that the winds tapered off just before the high tide at 7:30 this morning. We have more strong winds predicted this week. Check out this forecast from Wind Alert 


You can see by the bottom row that most of Saturday and into Sunday, winds are predicted to be very strong with gusts in the 40s. If you live on the water or enjoy water activities, I highly recommend getting downloading Wind Alert to your phone or computer…it’s been very handy for us!

High tide for Friday is predicted to be 12.73 feet at 8:21 a.m. The low tide at 2:12 pm is only 7.07 feet with the next high tide of 9.62 feet at 6:39 p.m.

NOTE: I’m waiting for an updated Puget Sound Marine Forecast – which I expect anytime.

PZZ135-180200-  Puget Sound and Hood Canal-  847 AM PST Thu Dec 17 2020

 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON    TODAY  SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely  in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon.  

TONIGHT  SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. A slight chance of rain in the  evening then a chance of rain after midnight.  

FRI  S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the morning then rain in the  afternoon.  

FRI NIGHT  SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

 SAT  S wind to 10 kt rising to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 1 ft or less building to 1 to 3 ft in the afternoon.  SAT NIGHT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

Gale Watch and Wind Advisory Issued for Tuesday Morning

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm tomorrow with gusts up to 50 mph expected. Check out the current chart from Wind Alert showing gusts in the 50’s from 10:00 – 11:00 am.


Tides for tomorrow are predicted to be:

  • 12.58 feet at 6:51 AM
  • 6.87 feet at 12:18 PM
  • 11.37 feet at 5:15 PM

The Gale Watch is in effect Tuesday as well. From the Puget Sound Marine forecast:

 TUE  SE wind 20 to 30 kt becoming S 25 to 35 kt in the  afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning  then rain in the afternoon.

 TUE NIGHT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain  likely.  

WED  SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SW 15 to 25 kt in the  afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less building to 2 to 4 ft in the  afternoon.  

WED NIGHT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft.

Might be time to temporarily put away your outdoor pandemic pods!

Truck stolen near Me Kwa Mooks Park

Please keep an eye out for this Ford F350 that was stolen last nigh off Beach Drive. Published with permission from Ring.

Barking Dog Report: Howling Wind forecasted for tomorrow

Tomorrow is set to have extremely strong winds combined with waves. Check out this graph from WindAlert.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory as of 3:40 pm today:

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Southwest Interior, Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area,
  Hood Canal Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity
  and Bremerton and Vicinity.

* WHEN...From noon to 6 PM PDT Tuesday.

It looks like the tides for tomorrow are

High Tide: 1:58 AM  at 8.75 feet

Low Tide:  8:27 AM at 0.57 feet

High Tide: 3:31 PM at 11.23 feet

Low Tide:  9:40 PM at 4.34  feet

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

PZZ135-130645-
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
243 PM PDT Mon Oct 12 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

TUE
SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SW 20 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning then rain
likely in the afternoon. 

TUE NIGHT
SW 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 in the evening then a slight chance
of showers after midnight. 

Of course forecast can and do change… it’s hard to believe with how calm and beautiful it is right now that tomorrow is predicted to be a very blustery day.

Stay safe!

NOTE: It looks like I need to update some links on the “swell links” section. I’ll get to that soon!