WA | SEVERE WEATHER - A heavy band of severe weather is moving from the west toward the greater Puget Sound area. Medical Screening Tent operations should begin to prepare for possible sudden wind gusts and heavy periods of rain. Thunderstorms are possible later today.
WA | Potential for localized high wind gusts today. Highest winds near the coat and Cascade foothills. Medical and Testing Tent operations should monitor for changing conditions later today. Gusts from 25-30 mph are possible in the Enumclaw area near MIT. Late afternoon thunderstorms are also possible.
WA | 1600 PST UPDATE - Winds have peaked for most locations as of 200 PM. However, winds will remain blustery into tonight. Gusts of 30-40 MPH are still possible into this evening, especially for the coast. Isolated power outages are still possible.
THUNDERSTORMS - A few thunderstorms are possible as well through this evening, mainly for the locations west of the Puget Sound. When thunder roars, go indoors!
WA | HIGH WIND WARNING - COASTAL AREAS 50-50 MPH WINDS ARRIVING SOON. KEY PENINSULA AND TACOMA 35-40 MPH OR HIGHER ESTIMATED BY 0900 PST. EVERETT NORTH AND WHIDBEY ISLAND ARRIVING NOW. INLAND AREAS OF AUBURN AND MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN RESERVATION STRONGER WINDS AFTER 1300 PST. MONITOR CONDITIONS, PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES.
WA | HIGH WIND WARNING - FIELD MEDICAL SCREENING TENTS SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY DUE TO A HIGH WIND WARNING FOR PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON AND A WIND ADVISORY FOR INLAND AREAS OF PUGET SOUND. BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION.
WA | HIGH WIND WARNING - OCCURING 0700 PST, 17NOV20, TUESDAY - HIGH WINDS FORECASTED FOR PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINTON TO INCLUDE AREAS OF INLAND PUGET SOUND. PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES. REVIEW YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN NOW. AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE THE WA COAST, INTERIOR AND NORTHERN PUGET SOUND TO INCLUDE WHIDBEY ISLAND.
WA | COVID-19 UPDATE: Across the state, COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are surging. In order to keep our communities safe, Governor Jay Inslee announced today that new statewide restrictions to slow the spread of this virus are required. Mitigation efforts focus on areas of congregate gathering sites, e.g., restaurants, shopping locations, churches, holiday gatherings, etc...
Duration is currently targeting four-weeks. The restrictions go into effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM
WA | KING TIDES - HIGH TIDES WILL OCCUR AT 3:18 PST TODAY WITH A 12.4 FT HIGH TIDE. KING TIDES CAN CAUSE FLOODING IN OTHERWISE MITIGATED COASTAL AREAS. THE ALKI BEACH BOARDWALK BECAME FLOODED DURING THE LAST HIGH TIDE.
WIND STORM CAN AMPLIFY THE EFFECTS OF KING TIDES. MONITOR WATER LEVELS AND PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE FLOODING IN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS TO INCLUDE PUGET SOUND.
WA | SEVERE WEATHER - A strong system arrives Friday into Saturday. Lowland rain and heavy mountain snow. Breezy to windy conditions likely. There is uncertainty in the exact strength of the winds. High wind gusts are likely to cause power outages. EM managers should review preparedness plans and prepare them now.
Building seas and high surf, coupled with a King Tide event on Saturday (11/14) may enhance coastal impacts.
River flooding being monitored Friday into early next week on the Skokomish River.