UPDATE: The wind is back: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory
The high winds predicted to begin overnight and possibly cause an issue around the time of the 12 foot 8am high tide were actually much milder than predicted. The National Weather Service updated its wind advisory to begin at 7am this morning and continue until 7pm, downgrading the potential wind speeds slightly but still warning of potential wind impacts over the course of the day.
If you managed to avoid losing power last week in the wind storm that blew through the greater Seattle area you were lucky. It affected around 40,000 people at various times and took a few days to finally get fixed.
Thursday will bring another event that could be nearly as strong. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory starts at 3am and extends until 8pm PST with 30 to 39 mph sustained winds and gusts from 45 to 57 mph.
Since high tide at 8am will be a 12.0 it will be interesting (we will have a crew out for the photos) to see what combination brings.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 8 PM PST THURSDAY...
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.
* WIND...SOUTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS AROUND 45
MPH ARE POSSIBLE...BECOMING SOUTHWEST OR WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...DOWNED LIMBS AND LOCAL POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.
A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH
AND/OR GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.