A major storm is approaching the Northwest Coast on Friday night and the latest runs have not reduced the threat. Here is the latest water vapor satellite image (you are viewing the infrared radiation emitted by water vapor in the atmosphere). Impressive storm signature, with a good dry slot projecting towards the low center. That is indicative a rapidly intensifying storm.
The latest model run predicts the low center will be off our coast at 2 AM:
Looking at the high-resolution forecasts at the same time, gusts to 50 kts over NW Washington and the northern coast. NW Washington is a windy place before storms reach the coast.
At 8 AM, the low center is passing over the NE corner of the Olympic Peninsula. Very strong winsd over Puget Sound and wind reach 60-70 kt along the coast.
Ivar's Mukilteo Landing restaurant (my favorite weather-themed eating
establishment) will have a special dinner and a presentation (by me) to
commemorate the tenth anniversary of the on
storm that destroyed the restaurant in 2003. It will take place next
Thursday, November 7. More
information here. Limited to 40 people.
Seattle Residents: Please consider voting for Sue Peters for School Board. Check out my previous blog for more information.