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National Weather Service releases high wind watch and coastal flood watch

The National Weather service released a high wind watch with gusts to 60 mph and coastal flood watch.

 

 

Coastal Flood Watch

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
202 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...TIDAL OVERFLOW AND COASTAL FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE MONDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON
MONDAY MORNING. HIGH TIDES AND BIG WAVES MAY PRODUCE TIDAL
OVERFLOW AND FLOODING NEAR THE BEACHES...

WAZ001-503-506>511-514-515-161230-
/O.NEW.KSEW.CF.A.0006.121217T1400Z-121217T1800Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
202 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT MONDAY MORNING.

* HAZARD...WAVES AND TIDAL ANOMALY AT HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS...TIDAL OVERFLOW AND FLOODING NEAR THE BEACHES.

* TIME OF HIGH TIDE...8 OR 9 AM.

* TIDE TABLE PREDICTION...12.9 FT SEATTLE...9.7 FT PORT
  TOWNSEND...10.5 FT CHERRY POINT.

* EXPECTED TIDAL ANOMALY...1 TO 2 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLOODING OR BEACH EROSION WILL OCCUR
IF WEATHER CONDITIONS DEVELOP AS PREDICTED. RESIDENTS AND LOCAL
OFFICIALS SHOULD MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED.

&&

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WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE



 


 

High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
851 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING A THREAT OF HIGH WINDS
TO WESTERN WASHINGTON FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.A 975 MB SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE COAST OF
WASHINGTON ON SUNDAY. LATEST COMPUTER MODELS INDICATE THE LOW
CENTER WILL MOVE ONTO THE WASHINGTON COAST EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
THE EXACT TRACK OF THE SURFACE LOW REMAINS SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN AND
WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON WHERE HIGH WINDS DEVELOP.

WAZ504-505-507>509-511-512-161400-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.A.0009.121217T0800Z-121217T2000Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
851 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...EVERETT...BELLEVUE...
  TACOMA...OLYMPIA...SHELTON...AND CHEHALIS.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL RISE BEHIND A STRONG LOW
  PRESSURE SYSTEM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS RISING TO 25 TO 35 WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN TOPPLE TREES...DOWN POWER
  LINES...AND DAMAGE SOME STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING
WIND EVENT.
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