WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’


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The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a “vigorous” low pressure system that will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to the area on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The Weather Peeps even specifically warn residents that “securing loose items like garbage cans and patio furniture is recommended. Those on the water in watercraft should be especially cautious of the rapid onset of winds.”

Perhaps this is a sign that we should all batten down our blue tarps and secure those topsy-turvey outdoor heater thingys? Or bring a parka to the Seahawks game?

Here’s the ALL CAPS warning in its entirety:

…A VIGOROUS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO WESTERN WASHINGTON SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT…

A BIG CHANGE TO THE WESTERN WASHINGTON WEATHER PATTERN WILL UNFOLD SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE OFF THE OREGON COAST SUNDAY MORNING WILL LIFT NORTHWARD BRINGING A CHANGE TO UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON. A STRONG MARINE PUSH IS EXPECTED AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM AROUND LATE MORNING OR MIDDAY SUNDAY PRODUCING A BURST OF BREEZY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS. SECURING LOOSE ITEMS LIKE GARBAGE CANS AND PATIO FURNITURE IS RECOMMENDED. THOSE ON THE WATER IN WATERCRAFT SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS OF THE RAPID ONSET OF WINDS.

THE AIR MASS ALOFT WILL BECOME UNSTABLE DURING THE DAY SUNDAY. MONSOON MOISTURE OVER THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN WILL ALSO BE PULLED INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THIS COMBINATION WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM NOON SUNDAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT WILL RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH ACROSS THE AREA. HOWEVER…SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS OVER AN INCH IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS COULD RESULT IN LOCALIZED PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND MAY OVERWHELM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.

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3 Responses to “WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’”
  1. Question Authority says:

    Bring it on ! I love a miserable Seahawk’s fan sitting there in the rain with their makeup running down there face. Obviously I don’t care about them so, HA HA!

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  2. M-on-a-bike says:

    The weather MUST wait until after the Cycle the WAVE fundraising bike ride tomorrow! There are Burienites riding in it for a good cause. (It’d be REAL nice if it’s not raining…) http://wa.cyclethewave.org/

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  3. othersideofthetracks says:

    SIGH, sounds like the time is getting close to take down the movie screen for the year.
    Bummer.
    Hoping to be able to show django and star trek into the darkness before the summer outdoor movie season wound down.

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