The UW WRF forecast for 8 PM Monday night shows the pressure distribution at 8 PM. An extremely large system with an intense pressure gradient, and thus strong winds, over the eastern Pacific. Fortunately, we are just outside of the action.
The forecast wind gusts are substantial with peak gusts over 70 mph, with strong winds extending to just offshore of the Washington/Oregon Coast. The lowest wind speed? In the center of the storm!
Here is the forecast wave heights for Tuesday evening from the NOAA/NWS WaveWatch III system. Up to 10 m (32 ft) waves off the WA coast! If you were planning a cruise offshore, you might pick another activity.
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I-732, the revenue-neutral carbon tax swap, will help reduce Washington State's greenhouse gas emissions, make our tax system less regressive, and potentially serve as a potent bipartisan model for the rest of the nation. More information here.
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I strongly support I-732 as do many UW climate scientists. We have an unprecedented opportunity to lead the nation in reducing carbon emissions and to establish a model that could spread around the country.