WeatherWatcher: High Wind Warning issued for Sunday, Forecast, Monthly Graphs

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • High Wind Warning
  • Forecast
  • Monthly Graphs
High Wind Warning: The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning for the greater Seattle area including Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. The warning is in effect on Sunday from Noon to 11pm.

Southeast winds are expected to increase from our already breezy conditions Saturday to 20-30mph with gusts to 45mph during the morning and early afternoon. Then in the mid-afternoon a shift to southwest winds will occur with a rise in wind speeds to 30-45mph with gusts to 70mph. The winds are expected to last through the early evening hours and slowly decrease into the late evening.

Looking east on N 200th St across Dayton Ave N.
Photo by Carl Dinse on August 29, 2015.

I suspect this storm will cause similar scenes to what was captured in the photo above throughout the area. If this forecasted warning holds true this will be the strongest wind event of the fall / winter season. The wind event we had August 29, 2015 would come in second place with a gust of 56mph.

These kind of winds are likely to bring trees down especially with our saturated soils, so expect wide spread power outages and storm damage with Sunday's storm.

To put this forecasted wind event into perspective, Thursday's wind event only brought a gust of 42mph here.

Forecast: Monday-Tuesday showers are likely with breezy conditions at times in the wake of Sunday's storm. Wednesday - Friday a clearing and sunny trend looks likely with highs reaching the upper 50's. The weekend looks like it's going to transition back to a wet pattern.

Graphs: March's average rainfall is 5.32 inches at my station. This March we have already counted 3.72 inches not even half way through the month. Temperatures are a little above average as well, which in that respect is typical of an El NiƱo season. I've graphed out the daily high and low temperatures as well as the daily rainfall for the month of March so far.

Daily high and low temperatures for March 2016.
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Daily rainfall totals for March 2016.
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