WEATHER: Batten Down Your Blue Tarps Burien – Wind Advisory Issued
The National Weather Service released a ‘Wind Advisory‘ Monday (Nov. 21), warning residents of south winds from 20 – 30 mph with gusts between 45 – 57 mph through Noon Tuesday.
So batten down your blue tarps Burien, and make sure you’re ready, as “winds tonight through Tuesday morning could topple small trees or cause local power outages,” according to the weather peeps.
According to noted UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass:
A VERY serious storm is going to hit the Northwest during the next two days–one that will cause flooding and coastal wind damage.
And the urban areas are doing to experience a deluge.
Folks, this will be a major event.
Here’s the Wind Advisory, as of 4:54 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21:
… Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST Tuesday…
* some affected locations… Stanwood… Everett… Seattle… Renton… Bellevue… Bremerton… and Tacoma.
* Wind… increasing from the south at 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph overnight… then decreasing Tuesday morning.
* Timing… the strongest winds are expected to occur between 10 PM tonight and 7 am PST Tuesday.
* Impacts… winds this strong can topple trees and cause local power outages.
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.
And if that’s not enough, a Flood Watch was also issued for Tuesday morning through Wednesday night:
… Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night…
The National Weather Service in Seattle has expanded the
* Flood Watch to include a portion of western Washington… including the following counties… King… Lewis… Pierce… Snohomish… Thurston.
* From Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night
* rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches tonight and Tuesday as the snow level rises to around 6000 feet… then another 1 to 3 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday as the snow level gradually falls to around 3000 feet.
* Rivers facing the greatest threat of flooding include the Newaukum… Chehalis… Puyallup river near Orting… Snoqualmie… and stillaguamish.
* If flooding does occur… it will probably be relatively minor.
A Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring. Monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and be ready to act quickly if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.
And here’s the latest forecast:
Late Afternoon: Rain. High near 49. Breezy, with a south wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Rain. Low around 44. Breezy, with a south wind between 21 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 53. Windy, with a south wind 29 to 32 mph decreasing to between 6 and 9 mph. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 41. South southwest wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday: Showers. High near 46. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Thanksgiving Day: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37.