West Seattle Weather Watch: Wind advisory till 9; other updates

(Photo by Scott)
The wind has finally picked up, and the National Weather Service has extended its Wind Advisory till 9 pm:

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS BEFORE EASING. OCCASIONAL WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE ALSO EXPECTED… ESPECIALLY IN MORE EXPOSED AREAS.

The NWS hourly readings showed a gust of 51 mph at Alki Point at 3 pm. So far no reports of outages or other major problems in West Seattle – here’s the page to watch for power problems. Next high tide, for wave-watchers, isn’t till 9:15 pm. ADDED 4:16 PM: An advisory from Seattle Parks, related to the rain rather than the wind:

Seattle Parks and Recreation has closed all grass athletic fields on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, due to the muddy condition of the fields caused by rain. All baseball and softball games and practices have been cancelled for today and tomorrow.

Synthetic fields remain open, and games on those fields will continue as normal. The closures will not affect spring egg hunts.

For more information about field closures, please call Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Citywide Athletics Rain-out Hotline at (206) 233-0055.

(The egg hunt list, by the way, is on the WSB Easter page.) ADDED 6:52 PM: Still no reports of major trouble. But the wind-whipped waves remain the big attraction – TV crews have been out at Constellation Park, and out on the water, the view was even wilder, as you can see in this photo Kevin McClintic took from the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry:

4 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Wind advisory till 9; other updates"

  • bsmomma April 2, 2010 (3:54 pm)

    I LOVE this kind of weather + the water……Amazing waves! We’ll be heading down there after we got some hot cocoa. :)

  • frog baseball April 2, 2010 (5:31 pm)

    so how long before power goes out for a few hours while seattle city light “investigates” the problem?

  • cjboffoli April 3, 2010 (12:48 am)

    Glad to hear the infamous outlaw photographer Kevin McClintic survived both the high seas and the scrutiny of the WS Ferries System to bring us this image! :-) Nicely done, sir!

  • miws April 3, 2010 (8:21 am)

    Maybe Kevin Took the Jim Foreman Working in Harsh Weather Survival Course. ;)

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    Mike

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