St Patrick’s Day, Friday

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!  Even though it is Lent, I will be taking a day off to celebrate with my favorite Irish Whiskey….. if you are in town, stop by for a shot, we even have a limited number of ceramic Tullamore Dew Shot Glasses to go with the magical elixir! 

This morning, yes went up to Ecola State Park for the morning shots.  Met with the new Park Manager, said they are trying to have the road to Indian Beach Open in a couple weeks in time for the busiest spring breaks.  The road going into the park is in terrible shape, and I strongly advise people to take it easy…. especially the spot with the “Dip” sign…. that sucker drops off quick!   For those assmunches that have to play “Ronnie Road Racer”,  take it somewhere else!!  They are hoping to have all the roads fixed for summer.  
Cold this morning, about 37 with WSW swell 5-6ft @ 7-10sec’s  with light ESE winds, water temp at 47, high tide was at 3:50am, sunrise at 7:23am, and low tide at 10:29am.  Later today, W 6ft@ 8 sec’s with SE winds 10-20mph, high of 51, clouds and 100% chance of rain and wind, Gale warning in effect. High tide at 4:46pm.  Tonight W 6-7ft@ 10 sec’s with SSW winds 20-30mph, low of 44, clouds and 100% rain and wind. Sunset at 7:24p, low tide at 10:19pm.

GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PDT SATURDAY… * TIMING… A WARM FRONT WILL BRING A DRAMATIC SHIFT FROM MODERATE E TO SE WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT TO GALE FORCE S WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT… SHIFTING THE WIND TO A MUCH LIGHTER W TO NW WIND BY LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. * WINDS… SOUTH 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT DURING THE PERIOD OF PEAK WINDS… MOSTLY FRI EVENING. * SEAS… PEAKING AT 14 TO 16 FT TONIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 10 SECONDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS

Saturday: WSW 8-10ft@ 10 sec’s with WNW winds 10-15mph, low of 33, high of 47, clouds and 100% chance of rain
Sunday: WNW 7ft@ 12 sec’s with NE winds 5-10mph, 39/53, clouds and 10%
Monday: NW 4ft@ 10 sec’s with E winds 5-10mph, 45/57, clouds and 70%
Tuesday: W 2-3ft@ 10 sec’s with SSE winds 10-15mph, 45/56, clouds and 90%
Wednesday: SW 7-8ft@ 10 sec’s with SSW winds 10-15mph, 41/51, clouds and 60%
Thursday: W 6-7ft@ 12 sec’s with SSE winds 5-10mph, 41/51, clouds and 60%