WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: More trees toppled as wind intensifies

11:29 AM: Soggy ground and strong gusts are combining for more tree trouble in West Seattle. Thanks to Paul for the photo above (and to Lindsey for sending a similar photo) from the bike/pedestrian path alongside the Delridge onramp to the West Seattle Bridge – SDOT says it has a crew on the way to remove the tree, but the path will be closed until they finish that. (If you see a blockage on a public path, road, or sidewalk, 206-684-ROAD is the number to call – then let us know too!) Another big tree fell over the north shoreside path at Lincoln Park:

The photo is from Mindi, who saw a crew arriving to deal with it. (The Seattle Parks maintenance number is 206-684-7250.) The wind is going to be at its worst in the next several hours, according to the National Weather Service, which already has recorded a 58-mph gust at Sea-Tac; the Wind Advisory alert remains in effect for our area until 4 pm.

2:02 PM: SDOT says the bike/ped path has reopened after their crew cleared the tree.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: More trees toppled as wind intensifies"

  • Trees November 15, 2021 (11:47 am)

    I walk along the beach at LP almost everyday and I know which tree is going to fall.There is one section that is bare on top of the pathway–serious soil erosion.

  • Kristina November 15, 2021 (2:23 pm)

    The path may be cleared and it might be one of my favorite spots but I am not going near trees on hillsides until we dry out. I suspect more trees will fall before this is over, and I don’t plan to be under one of them. Beach Drive and Alki are great places to walk too…. And my dog and I will go there for a while.

    • newnative November 15, 2021 (3:30 pm)

      I would still be careful. Last week I nearly got pummeled by a dead pigeon that plummeted onto the Alki trail while running. 

      • Helen Randall November 15, 2021 (6:46 pm)

        How fast was the pigeon running?

        • LJ November 15, 2021 (11:46 pm)

          So fast it killed him.

        • newnative November 16, 2021 (7:09 am)

          I noticed my syntax error after my comment was approved and published. :) I think he crashed into something on the way down because he was dead when he hit the ground. It was terrifying. I noted this Sunday that I saw no pigeons on Alki. 

  • Jay November 15, 2021 (3:01 pm)

    I watched a massive 3-4ft diameter tree fall right in front of me on the walking trails near Pigeon Point / Puget Ridge. It’s pretty dangerous to walk under trees in the wind.

  • momosmom November 16, 2021 (7:27 am)

    It’s also so scary going under those Maples (?) planted all along 26th Ave SW just south of Roxbury. The County and Utility Companies have tree topped trimmed them so heavily that they look like an accident just waiting to happen. They need to be cut down and replanted with something that won’t be so big and dangerous.

  • JT November 16, 2021 (7:54 am)

    Thanks to the crews who get out to clear up the trees!  We really appreciate your efforts to get out right away.

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