Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another "hurricane" coming tonight!


From - http://headlines.accuweather.com/news-top-headline.asp?partner=accuweather

We'll keep you posted and add pictures if it's safe to do so. Looks like we're in for a ride. Hurricane speeds start at 74mph, and we're forecast for 100mph (says the Weather Channel) or so gusts. And we've found usually when they forecast a certain windspeed in town, it's much higher out here. Oh boy.

From http://www.nws.noaa.gov/alerts/wa.html#WAZ503.SEWNPWSEW.11:30:00 NOAA

High Wind Warning
Western Whatcom County (Washington)URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
330 AM PST THU DEC 14 2006
WAZ001-503-506-510-514>517-141930-
/O.UPG.KSEW.HW.A.0009.061214T2100Z-061215T1600Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.HW.W.0019.061214T2200Z-061215T1800Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
330 AM PST THU DEC 14 2006
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM
PST FRIDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ITS FRONT WILL PRODUCING DAMAGING
WINDS AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING.
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM TODAY...LOCALLY
RISING TO 40 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. WINDS
WILL RISE FURTHER TONIGHT AS THE SYSTEM MOVES INLAND. WIDESPREAD
WINDS OF 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE EXPECTED. LOCALLY THE WIND
WILL REACH 50 TO 60 MPH TONIGHT WITH GUSTS OF 80 TO 90 MPH
LIKELY...MAINLY ALONG THE COAST...IN THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA
AREA...AND ACROSS WHIDBEY ISLAND. LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL
CONTINUE EARLY FRIDAY THEN EASE DURING THE DAY.
THE HIGH WINDS WILL CAUSE FALLING TREES...BRING DOWN POWER LINES
AND PRODUCE POWER OUTAGES...AND DAMAGE SOME STRUCTURES. FLYING
DEBRIS WILL ALSO BE A HAZARD.
$$
Issuing Weather Forecast Office Homepage

3 comments:

Dani said...

C who I relieved this AM at work says wherever the tail of this front settles will see a storm worse than the Columbus Day storm of 1962. Winds then were clocked at 98 MPH.

Jannette said...

Thinking about you guys up there, hope all goes well.

Dani said...

We are just fine 8- )))

A little groggy from lack of sleep, but despite all the power outs we even still had power!!

Must be because we were ready in the event it went out...