WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!



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by Chris Scragg
Puget Sound Weather Geek

UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds are already starting to howl to over 50mph!

A strong cyclone will generate high winds through midnight tonight. Gusts over 55 mph are likely, especially in exposed places along Puget Sound like Three Tree and Alki Point.

The recent heavy rainfall during the last few days has saturated the soil, allowing for easier toppling of trees. Tonight’s storm could bring widespread power outages throughout the region (especially in Burien/South Puget Sound).

At this point, if you haven’t already prepared your flashlights and outage supplies, you need to right now.  (Lights are flickering currently!)

Below is a live chat room if you want to chat or report conditions where you are! Enjoy the storm and stay safe!!
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One Response to “WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!”
  1. Sandra Higgins says:

    Hi Chris, I am part of a women’s boating group intent on boosting our boating skills. Not sure if this is in your comfort zone but we are interested in local weather and its importance to our boating safety, so are hoping we can get someone to speak to us on the subject. I assume there are some observational weather basics you could impart (cloud formations, barometer changes, ?) that would serve as harbingers of a change. Also, of course, there are marine weather stations that most of our members have heard from time to time.
    We have only an hour so it would be pretty high level stuff and you’re not talking to your peers! We meet at the Des Moines Yacht Club on the second Monday of each month at 6:30p. We are looking for a speaker for February or March. do you have any interest?
    Sandy Higgins
    Boating Skills for Women
    [email protected]

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