West Seattle Weather Watch: Wild Alki waves; newest forecast

Our morning weather report carried a photo and information from JayDee about whitecaps and the north winds. This afternoon, once the tide rose, those winds brought these spectacular scenes. Thanks to David Hutchinson for the top photo and this next one:

And thanks to David Rosen of SlickPix Photography for sharing this video:

As for the latest forecast – here’s the link – the “s” word only makes a cameo; the National Weather Service also has a “special weather statement” in effect regarding the even-chillier temperatures on the way. 9:40 PM UPDATE: Cliff Mass has published his latest forecast within the past half-hour. Seattle snow? His answer: No. 6:01 AM UPDATE: Overnight, the NWS lifted the “special weather statement” – the lows don’t look to be heading quite so low. 6:27 AM UPDATE: Paul in Sunrise Heights reported a little light snow as of a little while ago – not seeing it here in Upper Fauntleroy, though.

20 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Wild Alki waves; newest forecast"

  • wundrgrrrl November 20, 2010 (7:42 pm)

    Those are awesome photo’s! And that’s some brave/crazy soul at 2:00 into the video…

  • Rhonda Porter November 20, 2010 (8:02 pm)

    fantastic photos! Didn’t see waves like that in our neck of the woods.

  • Kathy November 20, 2010 (8:08 pm)

    Love the bicycle guy

  • CitizenR November 20, 2010 (8:24 pm)

    Wow! Would have loved to be there to see that!

  • george November 20, 2010 (8:51 pm)

    Mostly storm surge. The waves aren’t really breaking that big, just close to the seawall. Great video.

  • md November 20, 2010 (9:08 pm)

    Incredible shots I couldn’t believe it! It’s funny how the bicycle guy was like ‘oh its just some waves’ and then at the exact moment the biggest waves ever shower him. I am sure that was not easy to ride through!

  • Leroniusmonkfish November 20, 2010 (9:28 pm)

    Wished I still lived there! Great photos…

  • Leroniusmonkfish November 20, 2010 (9:59 pm)

    Not necessarily a fan of fan of Beyonce but her song “Smash Into You” was playing while I watched the video. I’d prefer a Pearl Jam song but this is what came up randomly.

  • d November 20, 2010 (10:00 pm)

    Awesome shots & video! Thank you!

  • skategrrl November 20, 2010 (10:22 pm)


  • Noelle November 20, 2010 (10:33 pm)

    Beautiful photos!

  • mike flynn November 20, 2010 (11:26 pm)

    Nice shot… and I of course had to share it with my wife Eilis since it shows the apartment building in which one of the characters in her second novel — FESTIVAL OF STARS — lives. At least fictionally.

  • tanyar23 November 21, 2010 (12:04 am)

    Gorgeous! Thank you!!!

  • austin November 21, 2010 (8:53 am)

    Nice photos, it was cooold walking around on alki yesterday.

  • S November 21, 2010 (4:14 pm)

    WOW!!!! Wish I had been down there then. I love to watch the waves in the wind. When the wind kicks up, I call it “Alki Weather”. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  • elisa November 21, 2010 (7:08 pm)

    so happy to find this here – I was there watching the waves, wishing I had a better camera, and hoping somebody would post some to WSB!

  • Rhonda November 22, 2010 (7:38 am)

    I remember watching waves like this when I was a little girl. I love these photos. Beautiful

  • Susan Romanenghi November 22, 2010 (1:38 pm)

    Anybody know if the Water Taxi is running this afternoon?

    • WSB November 22, 2010 (1:41 pm)

      No service interruptions reported, with the taxi or the shuttle …

    • WSB November 22, 2010 (1:42 pm)

      Also, please see our weather coverage atop the home page, where you’ll find news of any changes … this story is a few days old now.

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