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Posted by Melissa517 on January 17, 2015 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

lerts/Warnings for Camano Island, WA | All Alerts

Special Statement

 

 

... Wet and windy conditions expected over western Washington on

Saturday and early Sunday morning...

 

The weather will get quite wet starting Saturday afternoon... with

the heaviest rain coming on Saturday evening. The rain will taper

off to showers on Sunday morning. Over the course of Saturday and

Saturday night... 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over the

Cascades from King County on south... except around 5 inches near

Mount Rainier. 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected over the Olympic

Mountains. 1 to 2 inches of rain will occur along the coast and

over the interior lowlands from Seattle on south. The heaviest

rain will come at a time when snow levels range from 6000 to 8000

feet. Minor flooding is possible on some rivers. A Flood Watch is

in effect... so refer to the latest flood products for details.

 

The weather will also turn very windy on Saturday night and early

Sunday morning . Over a large portion of western Washington...

southerly winds of 25 to 35 mph are possible with gusts around 45

to 50 mph. Strongest winds are expected from about 12 am to 7 am

on Sunday morning.

Small craft Advisory

Posted by Melissa517 on March 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

U.S. National Weather Service Alerts for Camano Island, WA

 

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY

Now - Monday, Mar 17, 7:00pm

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT MONDAY...

* WIND...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 KNOTS STARTING THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY.

* WIND WAVES...2 TO 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

EQ off shore of California

Posted by Melissa517 on March 10, 2014 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

2014-03-10 05:18:12 UPDATED: (M6.9) OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 40.8 -125.1 (25f04)

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M6.9 - OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time
  • 10 Mar 2014 05:18:12 UTC
  • 9 Mar 2014 21:18:12 near epicenter
  • 9 Mar 2014 21:18:12 standard time in your timezone
Location 40.821N 125.128W
Depth 7 km
Distances
  • 77 km (47 mi) WNW of Ferndale, California
  • 81 km (50 mi) W of Eureka, California
  • 85 km (52 mi) WNW of Fortuna, California
  • 87 km (53 mi) W of McKinleyville, California
  • 398 km (246 mi) NW of Sacramento, California
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.9 km; Vertical 25.2 km
Parameters Nph = 186; Dmin = 90.3 km; Rmss = 0.29 seconds; Gp = 226°
Version = 4
Event ID nc 72182046 ***This event has been revised.

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page

or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
CISN Northern California Management Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Special Weather Statement

Posted by Melissa517 on March 4, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

1137 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014

 

WAZ001-503>512-514>517-050030-

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-

EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-

ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-

1137 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014

 

...HEAVY RAINFALL WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WILL LEAD TO

INCREASE RISK OF LANDSLIDES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...

 

RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS HAS INCREASED

SOIL MOISTURE TO HIGH LEVELS ACROSS THE WESTERN WASHINGTON

LOWLANDS. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF INCHES 1 TO 3 INCHES IS

EXPECTED WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN WILL PUT

EXTRA PRESSURE ON SOIL INSTABILITY...LEADING TO AN INCREASED RISK

OF LANDSLIDES.

 

CUMULATIVE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST WEEK HAS SOAKED SOILS TO THE

POINT WHERE THE WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE RISK IS AT ELEVATED LEVELS.

LANDSLIDES HAVE ALREADY BEEN REPORTED IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN

WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING NEAR NORTH BEND. MORE LANDSLIDES

ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON.

 

WITH AN ELEVATED LANDSLIDE RISK...RAINFALL INDUCED LANDSLIDES ARE

POSSIBLE DURING BURSTS OF INTENSE RAINFALL OR WHEN THERE IS HEAVY

RAINFALL OVER A PERIOD OF A DAY OR TWO AS NOTED IN THE FORECAST

ELEVATED RISK LEVEL. A GRADUALLY DIMINISHING RISK OF LANDSLIDES

WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE RAIN ENDS. AREAS MOST

SUSCEPTIBLE TO LANDSLIDES UNDER THESE CONDITIONS ARE STEEP COASTAL

BLUFFS AND OTHER STEEP HILLSIDES.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT CONDITIONS...VISIT

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE...SELECT HYDROLOGY...AND THEN SCROLL DOWN

FOR THE LINKS TO THE LANDSLIDE INFORMATION PAGES.

 

TO REPORT LANDSLIDES TO THE STATE FOR TABULATION...GO TO THE

WASHINGTON STATE LANDSLIDE RISK WEB PAGE AND THE LINK FOR

REPORTING.

 

$$

 

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

 

NW Passes closed.

Posted by Melissa517 on March 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

This camera points West.

It operates 24 hours a day.

Route Description Average Travel Time (minutes) Current Travel Time (minutes)

North Bend to Ellensburg (EB) 78 N/A

Ellensburg to North Bend (WB) 78 N/A

Pass Report

TEMPERATURE:

23ºF / -5ºC

ELEVATION:

3022 ft / 921 m

RESTRICTIONS EASTBOUND:

Pass Closed

 

RESTRICTIONS WESTBOUND:

Pass Closed

 

CONDITIONS:

I-90 Snoqualmie Pass remains closed with no estimated time of reopening. Closure is EB from mp 34 near North Bend and WB from MP 106 near Ellensburg. Extremely heavy snow fall and slide activity caused the closure, crews have performed avalanche control and are working to clear snow, trees and debris from the roadway.

WEATHER:

Closed

Winter Alert

Posted by Melissa517 on February 20, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

National Weather Service Warning - Special Weather Statement for Admiralty Inlet Area

Issued: 2:50 PM Feb 20 Will Expire: 6:00 AM Feb 21

 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

250 PM PST THU FEB 20 2014

 

SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-

EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-

ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-

EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-

NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-

250 PM PST THU FEB 20 2014

 

...LOWLAND SNOW POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST WASHINGTON FROM SATURDAY

AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY...

 

LOWLAND SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST WASHINGTON FROM SATURDAY

AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY. A LOW PRESSURE WAVE WILL DIVE SOUTHEAST

THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND. NORTH OF THE LOW

TRACK...COLD AIR FROM THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA WILL SPREAD

INTO NORTHWEST WASHINGTON AND COOL THE AIR MASS ENOUGH FOR LOWLAND

SNOW. SOUTH OF THE LOW TRACK...THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MUCH

WARMER...WITH ALL RAIN EXPECTED. ENOUGH PRECIPITATION COULD OCCUR

TO BRING SIGNICANT SNOWFALL IN THE COLDER AIR.

 

THE GREATEST UNCERTAINTY IS WHERE THE RAIN-SNOW LINE WILL SET UP.

THERE IS MODERATE CONFIDENCE THAT MORE NORTHERLY LOCATIONS SUCH AS

WHATCOM COUNTY AND THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS WILL REMAIN COLD ENOUGH

FOR SNOW THROUGHOUT THIS EVENT. THERE IS MODERATE CONFIDENCE THAT

MORE SOUTHERLY LOCATIONS SUCH AS GRAYS HARBOR... LEWIS...THURSTON

AND PIERCE COUNTIES WILL REMAIN WARM ENOUGH FOR ALL RAIN. THE

GREATEST UNCERTAINTY AND LOWEST CONFIDENCE OVER PRECIPITATION TYPE

WILL LIE IN BETWEEN...SPECIFICALLY FOR THE NORTH COAST...STRAIT OF

JUAN DE FUCA... AND THE PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS FROM KING AND KITSAP

COUNTIES NORTH THROUGH SKAGIT COUNTY. IN THESE LOW CONFIDENCE

LOCATIONS...THIS QUALIFIES AS A LOW-PROBABILITY HIGH-IMPACT EVENT.

 

PRECIPITATION IS MOST LIKELY TO ARRIVE FROM THE NORTHWEST ON

SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THEN EXPAND SOUTH THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. IF THE

HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FALLS INTO ADEQUATELY COLD AIR...QUITE A

FEW INCHES OF SNOW WOULD OCCUR.

 

THIS POTENTIAL LOWLAND SNOW EVENT BEARS WATCHING. PLESE CHECK BACK

FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

 

$$

 

HANER

 

WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

Wind Alert

Posted by Melissa517 on February 17, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

amano Island, WA 98282

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ALERTS for Island County

 

Number of Active Alerts: 1

 

ALERT 1 - Wind Advisory

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3:00PM PST TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Event Start: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:00 AM PST

Event End: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:00 PM PST

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WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM PST TUESDAY

UNTIL 10:30PM PST

Urgent - Weather Message

National Weather Service Seattle WA

228 PM PST Mon Feb 17 2014

 

San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Western Skagit County-

Admiralty Inlet Area-North Coast-Central Coast-

228 PM PST Mon Feb 17 2014

 

...Wind Advisory In Effect From 6 AM To 3 PM PST Tuesday...

 

The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A Wind

Advisory...Which Is In Effect From 6 AM To 3 PM PST Tuesday.

 

• Some Affected Locations...The Coast And North Interior.

 

• Timing...Tuesday Morning Until The Middle Of The Afternoon.

 

• Wind...Southerly Wind 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts To 50 Mph.

 

• Impacts...Winds Could Snap Small Tree Branches...Topple Small

Or Shallow Rooted Trees...And Cause Local Power Outages.

 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

 

A Wind Advisory Is Issued When Sustained Winds Of 30 To 39 Mph

And/Or Gusts Of 45 To 57 Mph Are Likely.

 

&&

Bulletin Issued: Monday, February 17, 2014 2:28 PM PST

 

Bulletin Expires: Monday, February 17, 2014 10:30 PM PST

 

Back to Summary

Washington State Map

 

 

Advisory Color Key

 

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Watch

Flood Warning

Winter Weather Advisory

Flood Watch

Non-Precipitation Advisory

Flood Statement

Note: The image(s) to the left may not reflect the current alert state for your county due to a several minute delay between the issuance of the alert and the map

Wind Watch

Posted by Melissa517 on February 10, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

.. A vigorous storm system will bring strong winds and heavy

mountain snow to western Washington late Tuesday afternoon through

Wednesday morning...

 

Rain will increase across western Washington Tuesday

afternoon... becoming heavy at times Tuesday night. Snow levels will

fluctuate but generally remain below 4000 feet. This means

precipitation will fall as snow in the mountains and most major

passes in western Washington. A couple feet of snow will be possible

through Wednesday morning. Rainfall amounts in The Lowlands will

range from a half to one inch.

 

It will become windy behind a warm front Tuesday night. South to

southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 or 50 mph will

develop along the Washington coast and from Admiralty Inlet

northward. Surface low pressure will track inland just north of

the Washington border with British Columbia early Wednesday

morning. Wind s will become southwesterly and increase to 15 to 30

mph with gusts near 40 mph across the greater Puget Sound region. If

the low pressure system arrives stronger than current weather models

predict... then winds could also be stronger.

Winter Weather Watch

Posted by Melissa517 on February 3, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Special Statement

 

 

... Much colder weather expected through the week...

 

A marked cooling trend is expected from Monday through Friday of

next week... as an air mass with origins in the Yukon spreads into

western Washington.

 

The more notable temperature drop will begin on Monday and

continue through the week... with the coldest weather expected

around Thursday or Friday. Temperatures by mid week will run

about 15 degrees below normal for early February. Over The

Lowlands... this means that morning lows Wednesday through Friday should

range from the lower teens to lower 20s... while high temperatures

not much above the freezing mark will be common.

 

Windy Fraser outflow conditions will also develop late tonight and

continue for much of next week. This pattern results in brisk

northeast winds from Sumas and Bellingham out past the San Juan

Islands... with wind gusts in excess of 40 mph common. Wind an d

cold temperatures could result in wind chill values in the

negative single digits. Fraser outflow also leads to strong

northeast winds over the northwest olympic peninsula. Another

windy location would be from Stevens and Snoqualmie passes west

into the Cascade foothills... where gusty east winds could occur at

times next week.

 

Lastly... a few rain and snow showers mixed will be possible this

evening. Colder air later tonight will result in mainly snow

showers into early Monday. However... the air mass will be getting

drier... limiting the coverage of snow and keeping amounts quite

light. Many locations may also not see any precipitation.

 

Check back this weekend for updates on the anticipated cold

weather next week.

 

Weather.Gov/Seattle

Mercer

 

206 PM PST sun Feb 2 2014

 

... Much colder weather expected through the week...

 

A marked cooling trend is expected from Monday through Friday of

next week... as an air mass with origins in the Yukon spreads into

western Washington.

 

The more notable temperature drop will begin on Monday and

continue through the week... with the coldest weather expected

around Thursday or Friday. Temperatures by mid week will run

about 15 degrees below normal for early February. Over The

Lowlands... this means that morning lows Wednesday through Friday should

range from the lower teens to lower 20s... while high temperatures

not much above the freezing mark will be common.

 

Windy Fraser outflow conditions will also develop late tonight and

continue for much of next week. This pattern results in brisk

northeast winds from Sumas and Bellingham out past the San Juan

Islands... with wind gusts in exces s of 40 mph common. Wind and

cold temperatures could result in wind chill values in the

negative single digits. Fraser outflow also leads to strong

northeast winds over the northwest olympic peninsula. Another

windy location would be from Stevens and Snoqualmie passes west

into the Cascade foothills... where gusty east winds could occur at

times next week.

 

Lastly... a few rain and snow showers mixed will be possible this

evening. Colder air later tonight will result in mainly snow

showers into early Monday. However... the air mass will be getting

drier... limiting the coverage of snow and keeping amounts quite

light. Many locations may also not see any precipitation.

 

Check back this weekend for updates on the anticipated cold

weather next week.

 

Weather.Gov/Seattle

Pac NW September Storm

Posted by Melissa517 on September 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A major storm system slammed the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, bringing severe thunderstorms and over 20,000 lightning strikes across the region.

090613bIn what is the areas largest regional severe weather event in many years, The Pacific Northwest storm complex of September 5, 2013 will go down as one of the most intense lightning displays the region has seen.  Residents claim the storms were more like that of the Midwest than that of the Pacific Northwest.

This system was predicted here at TheWeatherSpace.com several days in advance, giving residence both doubt and questioning the forecast given.  Many were laughing that it should wouldn’t be as intense, but laughter turned to awe as the skies opened up on the region.

During the morning, TheWeatherSpace.com issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a large area of the forecast region.   This watch covered populated areas of Oregon and Washington.  The mention of the strongest storms in Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington was also in there, saying tornadic storms would be possible.  Later on, parts of the area were upgraded with a TWS Tornado Watch product.  This watch included Northeastern Oregon into Eastern Washington.

Supercells during the evening and early night hours  became tornadic, with one of them prompting a tornado warning in Northeast Oregon.  Other storms through the early night hours in Southwestern Washington showed signs of rotation.  While tornadoes were not warned for, one could easily have formed and dropped in the rural areas before hitting the cities … but we may never know.

As the storm’s upper level divergence profiles set in over Western Washington over the night on Thursday, the thunderstorm frequency increased across the Seattle forecast areas for several hours before diminishing to showers.  Flooding was reported and over 2.5″ of rain fell across Seattle overnight.

** From the desk of The Weather Space.


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