Barking Dog Report: Wind Wind and more Wind

If the current forecast holds true, we’re going to be in for some very windy wet weather. As I write this, we’re just past high tide for today and our next big high tide is tomorrow afternoon at 1:42 pm at 11.64 feet.

Wind Alert‘s forecast shows potential gusts from 39-47 mph starting tonight around 9:00 pm with the potential for significant gusts through Monday afternoon. Yowzers!

Here is the marine forecast:

Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
218 PM PST Sat Nov 13 2021

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…TONIGHT…S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

SUN…S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain likely.

SUN NIGHT…S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain in the evening then rain after midnight.

MON…S wind 20 to 30 kt becoming SW 25 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.

MON NIGHT…W wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SW 10 to 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

Monday’s high tide is an 11.54 at 2:12 pm. According to Wind Alert’s current forecast, the wind “should” be simmering down around noon.

It looks like tomorrow’s high tide around 1:42 pm is the best chance for some potential flooding IF we have 5 foot wind waves with tides of 11.64 feet (possibly higher if we have coastal flooding). 

Another Blustery Day Ahead

It looks like Tuesday morning around high tide, we could see some splash and waves over some seawalls/bulkheads. Especially when the wind shifts to becoming more southwest (estimated to start around 8:00 am).

We have a small craft advisory in effect starting at 4:00 pm today. Wind Alert is showing gusts picking up around 7:00 pm tonight and pretty much continuing all of Tuesday. Tomorrow’s high tide is estimated to be 12.10 feet at 9:05 a.m.  The graph below from Wind Alert shows the direction of the wind becoming more southwest right around 9:00 a.m… yippee!


Check out all the future windy days in red along the bottom of the graph. Wind Alert is an ap you can download on your phone or you can visit their website by clicking on the links in our Swell Links section. We rely on it quite a bit for predicting how windy it’s going to be at home and for when we’re sailing.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast:

Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
854 AM PST Mon Nov 8 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

TODAY
SE wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight
chance of rain in the morning.

TONIGHT
E wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SW 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain after midnight.

TUE
SW wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

TUE NIGHT
S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

National Weather Service

Tonight
Rain, mainly after midnight. Steady temperature around 49. Southeast wind 18 to 21 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday
Rain. Steady temperature around 47. Breezy, with a southwest wind 21 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Rain. Low around 43. South southwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Of course this can all change… stay tuned and stay safe! Take care, Neighbors.

Next! Another windy and wet day.

I’m a little iffy on whether or not this should be an official barking dog report. Yesterday, as my hubby was teasing me for predicting we could flood with the Barking Dog post until late afternoon when the winds seem to suddenly pick up and voila, we had some water splashing over the seawall. Nothing was damaged at our home except for a large flower pot that was too close to the seawall.

Tomorrow looks like we could potentially have some more water slurping over with the higher tides and extended periods of strong winds that have been forecasted.

Tomorrow’s high tides are 12.14 feet at 7:05 am and 11.84 feet at 5:47 pm. It’s possible we could see tides slightly higher. During yesterday’s storm, a coastal flooding warning was issued increasing the tide by 1.1 feet.

Check out Windalerts forecast (as of 2:48 pm 11/5/2021). I’m including the “free version” and the “plus” version (typically we just have the free version). The forecast show similar stories as far as constant strong winds… but the “plus” version on the bottom is showing much stronger winds with gusts in the upper 40’s around 7am vs gusts around 26mph on the free version. I guess we’ll see which one is more accurate tomorrow morning!


Here is the Puget Sound Marine Forecast. Note: 30 knots is about 35 mph.

Puget Sound and Hood Canal-  213 PM PDT Fri Nov 5 2021

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
TONIGHT: S wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SE to 10 kt after midnight.  Wind waves 2 ft or less. A slight chance of rain in the evening  then rain likely after midnight.
SAT:  S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the morning then showers and a  slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SAT NIGHT:  S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 5 to 15 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft or less after  midnight. Showers and a slight chance of tstms in the evening  then rain after midnight.

The National Weather Service forecast supports winds in the upper 30s.

Saturday
Rain. High near 47. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain. Low around 42. South wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

If you have pumps out, you just might want to keep them out until Monday. Tis the season! 

Barking Dog Report: Gale Warning starting this afternoon

It looks like we’re in for another dose of strong winds and rain. A Gale Warning has been issued starting this afternoon through Thursday evening. The forecasted winds combined with the high tide of 12.05 feet at 4:38 pm today are why we’re calling this a “barking dog report”. If you’re new to Beach Drive Blog, a “Barking Dog Report” is issued when we think there’s a good chance of flooding to occur from wind and waves breeching seawalls or bulkheads. We call it “Barking Dog Report” because it’s just like a neighbors barking dog where there could be trouble or it could amount to nothing at all – it’s just a warning or possibly cause for concern.

Here are details on what is currently in the forecast. Links to the weather or under “Swell Links” on this website and embedded in the post so you can check for updated forecast.

Let’s start with the Gale Warning and Marine Forecast:

Puget Sound and Hood Canal-  235 AM PDT Thu Nov 4 2021

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

TODAY S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 25 to 35 kt in the  afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

TONIGHT SW wind 25 to 35 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain in the evening then rain  likely after midnight.

FRI  S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Rain.

Wind Alert for Alki 


You can see on the bottom bar, we’re potentially set to have several windy days! With a high tide of 12.05 feet at 4:38 pm this afternoon, if winds are gusting in the mid to upper 30s, and we have 5 foot waves, we could see significant splashing and water coming over bulkheads.

Again, hopefully we’re just barking about nothing! The forecast may be scaled back as soon as I publish this 😉

Stay safe, neighbors!

Weirdly Warm and Windy Weather

As I write this post (around 2:30 pm on Thursday), it’s about 70 degrees and muggy outside. The breeze almost feels tropical. There’s been a lot of talk of the spectacular system (bomb cyclone) that’s supposed to stay off the coast this weekend… check out what Wind Alert currently has in the forecast!


You can see on the bar along the bottom that we could be in for windy weather for a few days. Sunday has gusts estimated around 51mph. Monday and Tuesday have gusts topping mid-40s. We could have quite a storm if these predictions hold true.

High Tides:

  • Friday: 10.8 feet at 7:15 am and 10.5 feet at 6:04 pm.
  • Saturday: 10.9 feet at 7:57 am and 10.1 feet at 6:31 pm.
  • Sunday: 11.00 feet at 8:40 am and 9.6 feet at 6:59 pm.
  • Monday: 10.9 feet at 9:28 am and 9.1 feet at 7:28 pm.

Stay safe, Neighbors!

Barking Dog Report: Friday set to be a Howler

The forecast for Friday looks very wet and windy. As I write this, Thursday morning, we have a small craft advisory issued for most of the day tomorrow. Here’s a current snapshot from WindAlert for Alki Point:

Tides on Friday go form a low of 0.60 feet at 8:42 AM to 11.25 feet at 4:23 PM.

The Puget Sound Marine Forecast, as of 8:46 AM this morning has wind waves up to 4-5 feet.

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

FRI NIGHT  S wind 20 to 30 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt after  midnight. Wind waves 2 to 5 ft.

 SAT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

Around high tide, if we have gusts in the 30s mostly coming from the south with some southwest and waves of 4-5 feet, we’re likely to see plenty of splashing and possibly water coming over bulkheads.

Some neighbors are already moving their boats to where they will be more protected from the wind and waves.

With this being the first BIG rain of the season combined with the predicted wind, we’re expecting some tree branches to come down too.

Stay safe, Neighbors!

Attention Neighbors with Boats afloat or Umbrellas adorning Decks – Windy Weather Ahead

You’ve probably heard the forecast that we are in for a soaker on Friday. It also looks like we’re in for some wind according to the current forecast from WindAlert.


Just a heads up in case you have a boat out in the sound right now OR if you happen to have your lovely summer umbrellas on your patios before the potentially very gusty winds hit. The above forecast is showing potential gusts up to 44 mph on Friday afternoon around 2pm with the wind not really letting up until Sunday. Of course the weather here is constantly changing… but it’s always good to be prepared.

We’ll have to get closer to Friday to know if the forecast stays true and if there’s a potential for waves to cause flooding. ‘Tis the Season!

Barking Dog Report – Howling Weather Ahead

We’re kicking off fall with a “barking dog report”. It’s been a while since we’ve issued a barking dog report so here’s a quick refresher. Whenever we’re preparing for serious weather, typically with the potential for flooding or strong winds, we try to issue a “barking dog report”. You can consider it similar to your neighbors dog who might bark to give a warning…it could be nothing or it could be something to be concerned about. For the record, Scupper and I are not weather experts. 🙂

We are checking out the upcoming forecast which seems to have long periods of strong winds starting in the wee hours tomorrow morning through Sunday. Check out the current graph from WindAlert.

Current Puget Sound Marine Forecast as of 7:51 this morning:

 WED  S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain.

 WED NIGHT  S wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.  THU  S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.  

THU NIGHT  S wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft.  

Luckily it looks like the upcoming tides won’t be high enough to cause flooding (at least not with our home).

Hopefully this storm just provides some spectacular splash. Stay safe, Neighbors!

 

Wind, Rain and Snow…oh my!

We have currently have a Wind Advisory in effect starting at 10:00 am this morning through 7:00 am tomorrow morning. Along with a Special Weather Statement warning of higher risks of landslides due to heavy rainfall.

Wind Alert is predicting a very windy day and shows the same snow forecast as well.

Here are the upcoming high tides:

  • 11.6 ft @ 9:08 am – Fri, Jan 31 
  • 8.00 ft @ 9:40 pm – Fri, Jan 31
  • 11.3 ft @ 9:43 am – Sat, Feb 1
  • 8.00 ft @ 11:07 pm – Sat, Feb 1

Puget Sound Marine Forecast (from 2:41 am)

Puget Sound and Hood Canal- 241 AM PST Fri Jan 31 2020 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

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

TONIGHT: S wind 30 to 40 kt. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft. Rain.  

SAT: SW wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind becoming NW 25 to 35 kt N part  in the afternoon. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Rain.

SAT NIGHT SW wind 10 to 20 kt except NW 20 to 30 kt N part in  the evening. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft except 3 to 5 ft N part in the evening.

We are on the fence on as to whether or not this should be one of our “Barking Dog” reports… this weather is certainly enough to make us whine and whimper. Should the winds really pick up and be from the southwest, then we are likely to see some of water come over our bulkhead. It’s 8:14 AM as I am writing this with just shy of an hour to go before our high tide of 11.6 feet. It’s grey and wet out and I’m hoping that by the time the winds pick up that the tides will be low enough to just give us spectacular spray. We have a lower high tide tonight with potentially stronger winds. 

Bottom line, I think hubby will be making sure our pumps and generators are operational today! 

Wish our Seahawks were playing this weekend and we hope you stay warm and dry.

Storm Response Map for Seattle

A huge thank you to Stephanie, one of our readers, for sharing this link showing which roads are being serviced in the event of snow. I’ve added a link to this helpful site to “Swell Links” on the right side of this blog.

It appears we have a chance of snow in the forecast until this weekend.

And it looks like tonight will be another windy one. Stay warm, Neighbors!