West Seattle Weather Watch: Wind woes, including toppled tree

12:51 PM: That’s the first big problem reported so far during our wind-advisory afternoon – a big evergreen down in Seaview, across 49th SW at Graham (map). Seattle City Light reports one customer there has lost power. Thanks to the person who texted the photo/report – 206-293-6302 is our 24/7 text/voice line, and editor@westseattleblog.com works too. The wind advisory, warning of gusts up to 50 mph, is in effect until 6 pm. More storm updates to come.

1:12 PM: The SCL map now shows four homes without power by the downed tree. Meantime, on the water:

The photo above was shared by Dan Ciske, who caught a flock of birds passing a sailboat that he says had its sails torn away in the wind.

Back to the tree:

2:39 PM: SCL and SDOT crews are at the scene of the downed tree, which blocked 49th completely, on the south side of Graham. They expected repairs/clearing would take a few hours.

3:10 PM: Just added photos from the tree cleanup.

(Added: Photo by Deb Barker)
Meantime, we’ve also been over to Constellation Park south of Alki Point, where the waves are hitting the seawall:

High tide is still about 20 minutes away.

4:09 PM: The stormy weather – which has been coming and going these past few hours – has spooked a few dogs, apparently; we’ve just published listings for three separate found dogs on the WSB Lost/Found Pets page.

4:25 PM: The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry run has been about 20 minutes behind because of the weather, says WSF, and now they say the runs between south Vashon and Tacoma are canceled TFN because there’s no power at south Vashon (Tahlequah), which will mean heavier traffic through north Vashon.

7:27 PM: Within an hour of that last update, the Tahlequah-Point Defiance run was back in business. Meantime, a couple photos from the WSB inbox:

That’s from Laura Goodrich, who went down to Constellation Park to wave-watch – check the driftwood! Next, from MM, who caught the colorful sunset:

If you ever need the sunset/sunrise times (moon, tide, etc. too), check the WSB West Seattle Weather page.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Wind woes, including toppled tree"

  • Ray November 6, 2014 (2:16 pm)

    Not sure if the sails were up when they were ripped off, but who would have considered taking their boat out today…..

    Hopefully it is secured enough (or has a working engine) that it is not drifting.

  • eigenwijs November 6, 2014 (5:39 pm)

    Power’s back at Tahlequah and ferries are running again.

    Oh – and the F/V/S workers chuckle that the delay is being blamed on the weather – it’s just ye olde Evergreen State that runs too slow and makes the boats behind it late! Same as every day…

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