High Tides and Winds

It looks like we’re in for another windy day. With a wind advisory in effect until 4:00 pm today and an extra high tide of 12.59 feet at 10:32 this morning.

Here’s the current (8:08 am) Wind Alert forecast. If we do see gusts in the 40s around high tide, it’s quite possible we’ll see some water coming over the bulkhead.

 

The Puget Sound Marine forecast has a small craft advisory until 10am this morning (last update 2:41 am).

 TODAY  S wind 20 to 30 kt rising to 25 to 35 kt in the  afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 6 ft. Rain.

 TONIGHT  SW wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind becoming NW 10 to 20 kt N  part in the evening and SW 10 to 20 kt S part in the evening.  Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.

National Weather Service (4:00 am update).

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST
THIS AFTERNOON...

* WIND...Southerly 20 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Port Townsend, Everett, Bremerton,
  Seattle, Tacoma, La Push, Ocean Shores, Westport, and Hoquiam.

* IMPACTS...Winds may snap weak branches that have not been
  pruned by recent storms, produce isolated power outages, and
  make the driving of high-profile vehicles difficult.

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.

We’re not sure if this is going to be a “Barking Dog Report” event where we think there will be flooding along Beach Drive… just something to keep alert about at this point… and we will be past high tide in just over two hours.

Stay tuned!

Potential Gale Winds prior to High Tide tomorrow morning

A gale warning has been issued effective 10:00 pm tonight through 10:00 tomorrow morning.  There is a possibility of flooding for those who live on the water off Beach Drive…especially if winds from the South are your nemesis. Based on the models that we rely on for wind predictions, we think we could be in for some real weather tomorrow morning starting around 7:00 am.  It looks like we will have high sustained winds with strong gusts at high tide between 7:45 and 8:30 tomorrow morning with the high tide predicted to be 12.3.

Here’s a snapshot from Windlert

Here is the current Puget Sound forecast:

 SUN  S wind 25 to 35 kt easing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.  Wind waves 4 to 6 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.  Rain in the morning then showers in the afternoon.

Of course forecast often change… we like to error on the side of caution when it comes to our weather.

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Storm Update

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NWS issues Special Weather Statement for Sunday

Last Sunday we had “Blue Thunder” for the Seahawks game…and it looks like this Sunday will bring howling weather as the National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the first official day of fall.  It’s probably a good idea to make sure what leaves are currently around drains are cleared (although we’re going to have plenty more coming down).

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National Weather Service Issues Coastal Flood Advisory through 11:00 am this morning

Did you wake up to waves pounding your bulkhead like we did? This morning’s high tide of 11.9 happened around 7:49 a.m. Seattle area tides will only go down to about a 7.9 at 1:41 pm and then back up to a 9.1 at 6:12 tonight.  The coastal flood advisory below says to add 1.5 to 2.0 feet to the tide table prediction.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for the Seattle area:

..COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS
MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS
MORNING.

* HAZARD…MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE BEACHES FROM TIDAL OVERFLOW AT
  HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…LOW LYING ROADS AND OTHER AREAS NEXT TO THE BEACHES
  AND TIDELANDS MAY SEE MINOR FLOODING AT HIGH TIDE.

* TIME OF HIGH TIDE AND PREDICTIONS…11.9 FEET AROUND 750 AM AT
  SEATTLE…12.4 FEET AROUND 750 AM AT TACOMA…8.5 FEET AROUND 840
  AM AT FRIDAY HARBOR…9.8 FEET AROUND 840 AM AT CHERRY POINT.

* EXPECTED TIDAL ANOMALY…ADD 1.5 TO 2.0 FEET TO THE TIDE TABLE
  PREDICTION
.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE

The Puget Sound Marine Forecast currently has 4-5 foot waves predicted most of this week:

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…
TODAY…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

TONIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

MON…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

MON NIGHT…S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

TUE…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

TUE NIGHT…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

WED…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

A Seattle area forecast also warns of possible coastal flooding until 11:00 a.m. today with southwest winds up to 30 mph:

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS MORNING…

TODAY…WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH.

MONDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…WINDY…RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…WINDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.