Thursday, November 24, 2016

Severe wind watch

From the desk of the NWS. Severe Weather Alerts - Camano Island, WA Wind Advisory Wind Advisory in effect until Friday, 4:00 AM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY. * TIMING...WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH THROUGH AROUND 4 AM FRIDAY MORNING. * WINDS...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH, WITH THE HIGHEST WINDS GENERALLY NEAR SHORELINE AREAS. * IMPACTS...WIND THIS STRONG CAN BREAK TREE LIMBS THAT FALL ONTO ROADS...VEHICLES...AND ROOFTOPS. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. KEEP IN MIND THAT FALLING LIMBS AND TREES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

High Wind Watch.

Issuing Office: Seattle/Tacoma Source: The National Weather Service 10:04am PDT, Thu Oct 6 HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 8PM PDT THU UNTIL 9AM PDT FRI ... HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY. * TIMING... TONIGHT. PEAK WINDS SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. * WINDS... SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH, WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 TO 50 MPH. * IMPACTS... THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE THIS SEASON. IMPACTS SUCH AS TREE DAMAGE ARE TYPICALLY GREATER FOR AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE WHEN IT IS THE FIRST EVENT OF THE SEASON. PREPARE FOR TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. MANY OF THE WIND-RELATED DEATHS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON OCCUR WHEN TREES TOPPLES ONTO PEOPLE IN CARS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WARNING IS BEING ISSUED DUE TO THE ENHANCED THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT OFTEN COMES WITH THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THE FALL SEASON.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Victoria BC EQ.

Earthquake Report Magnitude: 4.9 Date: Tue December 29, 2015 11:39:28 PM (PST) Event Id: 61114971 Overview Maps Technical Data Waveforms Version #1: This report supersedes any earlier report of this event This event has been reviewed by a seismologist Magnitude 4.9 Ml Time Tue December 29, 2015 11:39:28 PM (PST) Wed December 30, 2015 07:39:28 (UTC) Distance From 20.0 km ( 12.5 mi) N ( 8. azimuth) from Victoria, BC 23.5 km ( 14.6 mi) WNW ( 289. azimuth) from Friday Harbor, WA 55.3 km ( 34.3 mi) N ( 10. azimuth) from Port Angeles, WA

Monday, October 26, 2015

Wild Whidbey: Living with bats on Whidbey Island

Wild Whidbey: Living with bats on Whidbey Island: Plucking a tiny, female bat from the main entrance to Langley Library on Thanksgiving Day, Sarah Schmidt was relaxed. “I never had...

Friday, October 9, 2015

From the desk of WSDOT

WSDOT Logo Be ready for driving on dark, wet roads Fall is here, and with it comes shorter days and more rainy weather. That means reduced visibility and wet roadways, which requires even more attention when you’re behind the wheel. Here are a few hints to keep your travels safe: Allow plenty of stopping distance, especially on wet roads. Check your windshield wipers to be sure they function properly, and fill your wiper fluid container. Check your tires to be sure the tread is good and they’re properly inflated. Check all your lights – headlights, taillights, running lights, turn signals. Have an emergency kit in your car.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Raptor Resource Project Blog: Bob Anderson

Raptor Resource Project Blog: Bob Anderson: I am deeply sorry to confirm that Bob Anderson passed away this morning. Out of respect for Bob and his family, we are asking that everyone ...