West Seattle Weather Watch: The wind arrives

December 17, 2012 at 1:57 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 7 Comments

(Short clip of what it sounded like around 2 am – just in case you sleep through the whole thing)
1:57 AM: In the past 20 minutes or so, the wind has arrived in a big way where we are, west-facing Upper Fauntleroy. The forecast remains the same – the National Weather Service has our area under a wind advisory until 4 pm today. If the NWS keeps to its usual timetable, the next likely forecast update will be within the next two hours or so. We’ll be monitoring everything throughout the morning – here’s hoping for no major trouble, but if there’s a power problem, a downed tree, etc., where you are, please let us know (text or call 206-293-6302).

2:25 AM: Some links we’re watching:
**City Light power-outage map (none as of this writing)
**Hourly readings at weather stations (the T column is temperature, SP is wind speed, GS is wind gusts)
**Seattle City Light’s “Wind Watch” animated forecasting


  1. Power out on west side of Fauntleroy and Dawson. I have power at 5214 but my neighbors don’t.

    Comment by Debbie — 5:10 am December 17, 2012 #

  2. Lights flickered a few times at 49th & Dawson; still have power.

    Comment by Donna — 5:18 am December 17, 2012 #

  3. Power came back up after a minute, may have just been street lights but they are on now.

    Comment by Debbie — 5:25 am December 17, 2012 #

  4. phone went off with another of those blizzard/extreme weather texts at 5am exactly.

    Comment by kumalavula — 5:29 am December 17, 2012 #

  5. I got that blizzard warning too, and a friend in Tacoma posted on Facebook that she had got one.

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 6:17 am December 17, 2012 #

  6. We’ve started a new story to track the storm – including any traffic effects, and looking ahead to possible snow after midnight tonight – here: http://westseattleblog.com/?p=133624

    Comment by WSB — 6:31 am December 17, 2012 #

  7. Early this morning on Fauntleroy next to Lincoln Park we had brown out with lights fading down to almost out and back in a pulsing pattern. If it ever went completely black I didn’t notice as I went back to sleep :D Did see neighbors with total black outs though and a street light.

    Comment by cj — 2:00 pm December 17, 2012 #

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