We took a morning drive up to Ecola, just before a heavy rain storm hit….. nasty up there, no pics… but did meet up with Beau, the head ranger up there, got to talking about Indian Beach….. he is trying to have the road open by spring break or sooner. There is rumor that they might have to shut down the road for 2 weeks in the middle of summer….. he is not a happy camper about that, but said he would stay in touch on the whens and wheres things will happen….
This morning, WSW 11-12ft@ 8-14 sec’s with SSE winds 10-15mph, 40, cloudy and 50% chance of rain, water temp at 48, high tide at sunrise were at 7:49am. Still looks like crap out there. Later today, WSW 10-11ft@ 12 sec’s with SSE winds 15-25mph, with a gale warning posted, winds could be worse. High of 49, clouds and 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Low tide around 3p. This evening, SW 12-15ft@ 12 sec’s with ESE winds 5-10mph, low of 37 , mostly cloudy and 20% chance of rain, sunset at 5:07p and high tide at 9:21pm.
GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING… * WINDS… SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. * SEAS… 15 TO 18 FEET THROUGH SUNRISE… INCREASING TO 20 TO 23 FT BY MID DAY SUNDAY WITH DOMINANT PERIOD AROUND 14 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
Monday: SW 10-12ft@ 15 sec’s with light ESE winds, low of 36, high of 51, partly cloudy and 0% chance of rain
Tuesday: W 7-8ft@ 15 sec’s with light N winds, 34/50, am clouds 20%, pm sun
Wednesday: WNW 5ft@ 15 sec’s with ESE winds 5-10mph, 38/51, clouds and 60% PM
Thursday: WNW 15ft @ 15 sec’s with light ESE winds, 36/51, am clouds 20%, pm sun
Friday: W 8-10ft@ 15 sec’s with light E winds, 38/55, clouds and 10%
Saturday: WSW 8-10ft@ 15 sec’s with light E winds, 41/55, clouds and 10%