WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wind Advisory alert for Tuesday (evening update)

3:47 PM: Seems this morning’s brief burst of strong wind was just a preview. We mentioned wind in the forecast for tomorrow, and now that’s been upgraded to a Wind Advisory alert for our area, 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service alert says in part, “South winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected over the Seattle vicinity.” So charge everything and scout around outside for anything in danger of getting picked up and tossed by the wind; if you have extra garbage/recycling out for pickup tomorrow, consider strategies for securing it. Metro has already warned the wind might affect Water Taxi service, with this advisory: “The Vashon Island and West Seattle Water Taxis may experience delays and/or cancellations tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 27, as a result of high winds and waves in the forecast for Puget Sound. We will begin service as regularly scheduled and will provide customer updates throughout the day.”

9:40 PM: The NWS has now extended the alert to last until 1 am Wednesday morning, and added this: “Strongest winds in the afternoon and evening. Isolated gusts to 60 mph possible in the afternoon and evening.”

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Wind Advisory alert for Tuesday (evening update)"

  • onion December 26, 2022 (6:01 pm)

    I just moved my most vulnerable garbage bin inside my fence. Thanks for the heads up about the wind to come. I saw a lot of tumbled recycling and garbage bins during my walk today. A lot of trash in the street. The garbage crews no doubt got some, but by no means all.

  • bolo December 26, 2022 (10:23 pm)

    Too late for me. My garbage was out for Monday AM pickup, but the wind got to it first and ran with it. Received a call from Edmonds to come pick up scraps of my garbage…

  • CheeseWS777 December 27, 2022 (1:00 pm)

    60 mph? Yesterday morning winds wer just at 20 and things were flying all over the place. Time to ratchet strap and bolt/weld everything down lol

  • Bill December 27, 2022 (6:31 pm)

    Power out in Arbor heights at 6:25

  • Mike K December 27, 2022 (6:57 pm)

    Power outage affecting the area just north of Endolyne Joe’s for about the past 20 minutes

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