Incoming Storm

5:21 PM, Temp 45.9° F, Dew Pt 40.3° F, Barometer 29.70 in, Wind 12 mph Gust 27 mph, Hum 80%


A major windstorm is approaching the Washington coast.  It is expected to arrive tomorrow night and into Monday morning, but it is already getting windy here now.  Winds could approach 60 mph/97 kph along the coast and here in the Northwest Interior.  Areas along Vancouver Island, Canada could see 100 mph/161 kph winds.  If we have power, I will try and update the situation on Monday.

Here is the current text from the National Weather Service:
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...HOQUIAM AND FORKS ON THE COAST...PORT TOWNSEND...AND WHIDBEY AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS.
* TIMING...A STRONG FRONT WILL MAKE LANDFALL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.
* WIND...SOUTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY AND GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING WIND EVENT.

Comments

  1. We have been watching for the warning too. We also live on Fidalgo..Satterlee Rd. and when the wind kicks up we can really feel it. This one sounds like it just might mean business..I guess we'll soon see.

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  2. Well, I saw rain, rain mixed with snow, and hail today. But so far tonight, the wind hasn't showed up here in Kent. Maybe it missed us.

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