Barking Dog Report: Gale Warning starting late tonight

Happy New Years, Neighbors! It looks like 2022 will come roaring in as a storm.

A Gale Warning is in effect starting late tonight along with a Wind Advisory that starts at 10:00 pm tonight through 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Wind Alert shows potentially strong gusts in the 40’s pretty much for all of Sunday.

Sunday’s high tides are estimated at:

  • 12.64 feet at 5:28 a.m.
  • 11.95 feet at 3:08 p.m.

Puget Sound Marine Forecast from this morning:

PZZ135-020130-
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
825 AM PST Sat Jan 1 2022

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

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

TONIGHT
S wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A slight
chance of rain after midnight.

SUN
S wind 25 to 35 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft. Rain.

SUN NIGHT
S wind 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.

MON
S wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft.

MON NIGHT
S wind to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to
1 ft or less after midnight.

Stay warm and safe! 

Barking Dog Report: Gale Watch in Effect Friday Evening

It looks like we’re in for a doozy of a storm starting Friday afternoon and possibly lasting through the weekend with strong gusts and plenty of rain. The graph from Wind Alert shows potential gust reaching up to 48 mph with wind in the 40s from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. The bottom graph shows us in the “red zone” for most of the weekend. 
Here’s what we have for the high tides:

  • Friday: 12.29 ft at 10:31 am
  • Saturday: 12.09 ft at 11:18 am
  • Sunday: 11.90 ft at 12.01 pm.

Last but not least, the marine forecast:

PZZ135-100145-
Puget Sound and Hood Canal-
833 AM PST Thu Dec 9 2021

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING

TODAY
SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Showers.

TONIGHT
SW wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Showers
likely in the evening then a chance of showers after midnight.

FRI
S wind 10 to 20 kt rising to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the morning then
showers in the afternoon.

FRI NIGHT
S wind 20 to 30 kt rising to 25 to 35 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 4 to 6 ft.

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

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

SUN
S wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft
subsiding to 1 ft or less.

Right now it looks like it’s possible that the strongest winds might miss the higher tides. At the very least, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for ANOTHER gale force storm.

Stay safe neighbors!

 

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!