Monday, January 18, 2010

Summary From the NWS

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1100 AM PDT MON JAN 18 2009
..THE FOLLOWING ARE MAXIMUM WIND SPEED REPORTS FROM AROUND WESTERN WASHINGTON SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING....

OFFICIAL LOW LAND AIRPORT OBSERVATION SITES.

SUSTAINED MAX WIND GUST

ARLINGTON 37 MPH 51 MPH
BELLINGHAM 36 MPH 61 MPH
BOEING FIELD 25 MPH 45 MPH
BREMERTON 23 MPH 38 MPH
CHEHALIS 30 MPH 41 MPH
EAST SOUND 21 MPH 54 MPH
EVERETT /PAINE FIELD 33 MPH 60 MPH
FRIDAY HARBOR 35 MPH 53 MPH
HOQUIAM 37 MPH 62 MPH
MCCHORD AFB 35 MPH 51 MPH
OLYMPIA 37 MPH 55 MPH
QUILLAYUTE 29 MPH 61 MPH
SEA-TAC 25 MPH 43 MPH
SEATTLE SANDPOINT OFFICE 25 MPH 43 MPH
SHELTON 20 MPH 49 MPH
TACOMA INDUSTRIAL AIRPORT 28 MPH 40 MPH
WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL STATION 40 MPH 63 MPH

NATIONAL WEATHER SPOTTER REPORTS AND MESOWEST

ANACORTES 54 MPH
CHERRY POINT 46 MPH 60 MPH
GLENOMA 45 MPH
LOPEZ VILLAGE 36 MPH 57 MPH
MT VERNON 51 MPH
PORT TOWNSEND 46 MPH 61 MPH SANDY POINT 41 MPH 59 MPH

MOUNTAIN OBSERVATIONS

CRYSTAL (NWAC) 71 MPH 113 MPH
HURRICANE RIDGE (RAWS) 68 MPH 127 MPH
HURRICANE RIDGE (NWAC) 44 MPH 87 MPH
MOUNT BAKER (NWAC) 45 MPH 65 MPH

MARINE OBSERVATIONS

ALKI POINT 44 MPH 59 MPH
DESTRUCTION ISLAND 64 MPH 70 MPH
POINT WILSON 36 MPH 58 MPH
SMITH ISLAND 49 MPH 61 MPH
TATOOSH ISLAND 63 MPH 69 MPH
WEST POINT 35 MPH 51 MPH

15 comments:

scrubjay93 said...

Near Evergreen on Cooper Point, I was outside watching at around 2 am, I saw several large flashes of light to the south. At first I thought it might be lightning, but it must have been exploding transformers.

I lost the largest part of a very gnarly old native willow tree in my pasture, but sometimes even the fallen trunks remain alive.

Charles said...

It seemed calm in Port Angeles. 100 MPH on Hurricane Ridge and hardly any branches on the ground here below. Winds from the south are pretty effectively blocked out here.

Kevin Purcell said...

I noticed a few more downed branches in Volunteer Park this morning.

At 1pm though the weather is interesting (if not as exciting). At Volunteer Park (starting at 11pm) the winds died down and swung around to the east with downslope warming pushing the temp up 12F in two hours to 61.8F at 1pm and the dew point in the high thirties. Pressure is now dropping again.

http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KWASEATT110

snapdragon said...

Lots of wind last night in SW Washington. Woke me up about 11:30 and it didn't really quit till 1:40 or so.
No damage to the house, but the patio furniture was rearranged and the window box planters got blown off their perches...

Matter said...

18:00 and the baro is quite low and still falling 29.13 at Boeing Field. I looked at the past 10 years and this is quite low, maybe on a dozen times has the mercury been this low. What prompted this was the water level in my storm glass was higher than I have ever noted it to be. I actually put a little mark on the stem for future reference. Whoops, I just went and looked again and the water has dropped about an inch in the past 20 minutes. Just thought I would share this give our current weather.

Matter said...

Please strike that post of mine. I have now concluded that when the furnace runs in my old home it is able to increase the barometric pressure with in the home. The current very low baro reading now is valid. I do have a curiosity as to why. To me it would indicate a wind event would be expected.

Corie said...

The power went back on here in Tumwater at about 3 pm---15 hours after it went out. Glad to see my post on the other thread was successfully sent via my cell phone in the pitch dark. Interesting to see how we were all up watching and listening to the storm!

Im really hoping subsequent storms in this line up go wayyyy south.

Fred said...

Cliff-
While we have been rightly focused on the local forecasts and potential for damage, the very dynamic synoptic picture continues to fascinate me. If they have not already done so, I would encourage readers to print out a copy of the OPC Pacific Surface Analysis. Keeping this at hand - go to the NWS Seattle site, Click on "Satellite" and take a look at the IR for NW US at 4km, and the IR western US at 28km. Run the loops. the 28k shows the whole North Pacific with the developing troughs from the monster low marching along 40N (next weekend's wx?) The 4k not only shows our local wx approaching, but you can watch the circulations develop and change, interact, compete for energy.... Quite a show.
-Fred

greenwalks said...

Whoah! Glad I was not on Hurricane Ridge! I wondered if I had dreamed it, since nothing at our house in Seattle was blown over or damaged and the Times didn't seem to have mentioned it. Intense!

Paul said...

A new and even lower low seems to be passing through Copalis right now. Pressure is down to 981.4 mb.

Paul Middents

Swiss Solar said...

actually not much of storm now was it? wimpy little winds. few twigs on the ground.

windlover said...

Cliff ~ The NWS is forcasting Easterly winds of 20-30 for the foothills. I live in Eatonville. Our zone is considered the "East Puget Sound Lowlands". Whenever they forcast strong winds from the east and for the foothills we usually don't get much more than a breeze. But tonight we have been having some gusts near 40 with sustained off and on between 15 - 25. I was wondering if the winds we are experiencing tonight are the mountain wave winds and not the typical gap winds. When we get a wave wind event we do get hit hard here in Eatonville, but not with the gap winds.....These winds tonight are more typical of the wave winds....not constant, but some good gusts. What's your take on the winds tonight?

Jason said...

A big gust (24 mph) just blew here on Mercer Island.

Corie said...

Yes, I am seeing these readings on the NWS site that are lower than the ones when Oly was having gusts to 55..and yet there is hardly a breeze here..could someone explain?

Jason said...

NWS Seattle:
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLEVUE...GOLD BAR...ENUMCLAW...
NORTH BEND...BUCKLEY
900 PM PST MON JAN 18 2010...UPDATED

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PST TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...STRONG WINDS IN THE FOOTHILLS NEAR ENUMCLAW WITH LOCAL
EAST WIND 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 80 MPH. WINDS EASING IN
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA EAST WIND 10
TO 20 MPH EXCEPT INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH NEAR THE FOOTHILLS WITH
LOCAL GUSTS TO 40 MPH. INCREASING CLOUDS WITH LIGHT RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS 40 TO 45.