ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, A “High Wind Watch” Is Coming


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You know it’s November in the Northwest when another Weather Advisory gets posted – this one a “Wind Advisory” predicted to hit around 6pm Sunday night and continue for at least another 24 hours.

As usual, batten down your blue tarps Burien!

Here’s the statement, issued by the National Weather Service at 3:22pm Sunday, Nov. 15th:

Statement as of 3:22 PM PST on November 15, 2009

… Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM PST Monday…

… High wind watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory… which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM PST Monday. A high wind watch has also been issued. This high wind watch is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.

South winds of 25 to 35 mph with local gusts to 50 mph are expected to develop tonight and continue through much of the day Tuesday.

A deeper low is expected to move north through the coastal waters late Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread damaging winds of 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are possible with this second deeper system.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts of 45 to 57 mph are likely. Winds this strong can snap small tree branches… topple small or shallow-rooted trees… and cause local power outages.

A high wind watch means conditions are favorable for damaging winds. High winds can topple trees… down power lines… and damage some structures. People in the watch area should prepare for the possibility of power outages.

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3 Responses to “ADVISORY: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien, A “High Wind Watch” Is Coming”
  1. Tcb says:

    Hey! Not everyone in Burien has Blue tarps you know. How dare you paint an entire town as “Blue Tarp users”! Using Blue tarps so that your neighbours can see them is so ghetto! My tarps are white : )

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    • Mine is a lovely brown RV tarp I throw over the wood pile – but don’t you think “Blue Tarp Burien” has kind of a ring to it?? Our first defense against those uppie upstarts from Belltown.

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      • Tcb says:

        I’m going to jumpstart my campaign for city council on this platform! Ban the Blue tarps! Send them to Auburn! Just say no to the tarps! I will campaign to enforce property owners build nice Bamboo walls to hide our shame! Never again!

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