Batten Down the hatches Longbranch, Windy days are Upon Us

I thought an image from the sunny, albeit frigid days, earlier this month (Dec. 1) was appropriate as we stare into the eyes of a couple of storms.
I thought an image from the sunny, albeit frigid days, earlier this month (Dec. 1) was appropriate as we stare into the eyes of a couple of storms.
As our weather stays warm and wet, forecasters warn strong winds are expected to hit us later today from two incoming storms, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds through Wednesday afternoon could hit 40 mph with gusts to 70 mph. If that is not enough, another storm could produce winds of 45 mph with gusts to 75 mph Thursday and Thursday night.

Cliff Mass, the weather super geek, joked in his blog this morning how he had never seen the volume of advisories (14) on the weather service’s forecast page for Seattle, ever.

“Something out of a disaster movie or reminiscent of the plagues that hit Egypt before the Exodus,” Mass writes. “High Winds! Floods! Small Craft Advisory! High Surf! Gales!Storms!Rough Bars! All that was missing were tornadoes, hurricanes, lice, and darkness.

“Oh, I forgot, we have darkness living in Seattle during the winter.”

As of 10 a.m. today, the temperature reading at Seattle-Tacoma airport recorded 65 degrees. This is the warmest temperature in December ever reported, Mass said.

“I repeat this is the warmest temperature every reported for any day in December in the entire climatological record,” he added.

Strange days indeed.

Better batten down the hatches Longbranch, we could be in for quite a windstorm.

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