Monday Morning

Monday, November 21, 2016

About 48 this morning, had some pretty good rain earlier, now a bit of the sun is out.  West swell 8-9ft@ 7-9 sec’s with light ENE winds, water temp at 56, high tide was at 6:07am, and sunrise at 7:25am.  Later today, low tide at 12:03p, with West swell 7-8ft@ 9 sec’s with SW winds 5-10mph, high of 53 with 50% chance of rain, sunset at 4:38pm and high tide at 5:46pm.  tonight, W 5-6ft@ 10 sec’s with SSE winds 10-20mph, low of 48 and 70% chance of rain after midnight.

Special Weather Statement is posted:
EXPECT WET AND WINDY CONDITIONS WITH SNOW IN THE CASCADES TO AFFECT TRAVEL IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY PERIOD… A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING OCCASIONAL WET AND WINDY PERIODS TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON WITH  SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS… AFFECTING TRAVEL AT TIMES THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THE FIRST STORM WILL BRING SOME COASTAL WIND AND DECENT RAINS TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING… WITH SNOW NEAR THE PASSES IN THE CASCADES. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY WITH THE SNOW LEVEL FALLING BELOW THE CASCADE PASSES. A SECOND STRONGER STORM WILL BRING POSSIBLY HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON ON THANKSGIVING DAY… WITH STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE NEAR THE COAST AND WINDY CONDITIONS INLAND. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL BE BELOW THE CASCADE PASSES, AND SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY AFFECT TRAVEL. IT IS NOW LOOKING MORE LIKELY THAT ANOTHER STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING ANOTHER BOUT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS TO THE REGION ON FRIDAY. AFTER A BRIEF RISE IN THE SNOW LEVEL EARLY FRIDAY… SNOWS MAY RETURN TO BELOW PASS ELEVATIONS AGAIN BY AFTERNOON. THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE STRONGER THAN THE ONE ON THANKSGIVING DAY BUT SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL REMAINS ON HOW STRONG IT WILL BE. ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS WILL KEEP THE WEEKEND WEATHER UNSETTLED WITH RAIN AT TIMES AND SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS… CONTINUING TO AFFECT TRAVEL AS PEOPLE RETURN FROM THEIR HOLIDAY TRAVELS. IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD… BE SURE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS VERY ACTIVE PERIOD OF WINTER WEATHER… AS WELL AS FOR ANY WATCHES… WARNINGS… OR ADVISORIES THAT MAY BE ISSUED.

Tuesday: AM SW 5-6ft@ 9 sec’s picking up in the afternoon to SW 8ft@ 8 sec’s with SSE winds 10-14mph, low of 44, high of 51, and 100% chance of rain.
Wednesday: W 12-15ft@ 9 sec’s with SSW winds 10-12mph, 46/51, 90% chance of rain and thunder.
Thursday- Thanksgiving Day, we are closed: WSW 15-20ft@ 8 sec’s with SW winds 10-12mph, 44/49, 100% rain and thunder
Friday: W 12-15ft @ 10 sec’s with WSW 5-11mph, 44/49, clouds and 90%
Saturday: W 10ft@ 10 sec’s with SW winds 5-10mph, 44/50, clouds and 80%
Sunday: WSW 10-12ft@ 10 sec’s with SSW winds 5-11mph, 44/51, clouds and 80%