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Old 14 December 2006, 02:20   #1
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batton down the hatches

anyone else in the way of this monster? oregon/washington coast?

we're expecting 100mph gusts and 40 ft seas by tommorow night! this is a big one for this area.


i'll be in astoria watching the show. boat nicely stowed in the shop.
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Old 14 December 2006, 02:40   #2
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Monterey is looking a bit calmer (though not diving weather by any means.)

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 10 TO 13 FT AT 14 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. .THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 14 TO 18 FT AT 15 SECONDS. .THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 15 TO 17 FT AT 14 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN. .FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 16 TO 19 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 16 TO 19 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. .SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .MON...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 13 TO 16 FT.


Not the worst I've seen, but the sofa and a DVD is looking sort of OK right now...

jky

Forgot to add: Luck to you guys...
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Old 14 December 2006, 11:09   #3
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I guess it its coming right at us

Environment Canada Weather Forecast

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Marine Forecast issued for West Coast Vancouver Island South.
Issued: 4 AM PST Thursday 14 December 2006 for the period ending 4 AM Friday with an outlook for the following 24 hours.
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Synopsis:
A 986 millibar low well offshore will intensify as it approaches the south coast today. The low will cross southern Vancouver Island overnight with a 972 millibar centre.
Over northern waters moderate southwesterly winds will ease to light this morning. Winds will rise to gale locally storm force northerlies in the south this afternoon and to moderate to strong northwesterly in the north this evening.
Over southern waters light to moderate variable winds will rise to gale to storm force east to southeast along the outer coast This morning and to gale force east to southeast over the inner waters this afternoon. To the north and west of the low the winds will back to storm force northwesterlies.

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Storm warning continued.
Winds southerly 10 to 20 knots rising to southeast gales 40 to Storm force 50 this morning then easing to southerly 20 to 30 This afternoon. Winds rising to northwest storm force 50 to 55 late this evening. Rain.
Seas 5 to 6 metres building to 7 to 8 tonight.
Outlook. Storm force northwesterly easing to moderate variable.

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Old 14 December 2006, 12:13   #4
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anyone else in the way of this monster? oregon/washington coast?

we're expecting 100mph gusts and 40 ft seas by tommorow night! this is a big one for this area.


i'll be in astoria watching the show. boat nicely stowed in the shop.
Can you keep that one to yourselves. We're getting fed up with all the high winds over here.
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Old 14 December 2006, 12:32   #5
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Can you keep that one to yourselves. We're getting fed up with all the high winds over here.
Tell me about it - rain gales rain gales storms hurricanes - and thats been constant the last 6 weeks - got to the stage 60 or 70kts is just a bit of a breeze!!!
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Old 14 December 2006, 13:15   #6
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to make things worse, the rain gods delivered almost 14 inches of rain last month.

14" of rain + 100mph winds = damage

i'm sleeping downstairs in case my huge tree decides to come inside!
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Tell me about it - rain gales rain gales storms hurricanes - and thats been constant the last 6 weeks - got to the stage 60 or 70kts is just a bit of a breeze!!!
Codders didn't Capel Curig get 4 1/2 inches of rain in 24 hours last weekend
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foul weather

hi guys, based on the info that we have available to us, you better get used to it.
What with USA walking away from kyoto and China only getting started, there will be worse on the way, at least.

Better get cabins on the ribs, Nick Hern is the clever one with cabin, beds galley, gin_+T you know...
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Codders didn't Capel Curig get 4 1/2 inches of rain in 24 hours last weekend

Yup - nothing new either - of course we don't get much flooding and even with 100mph+ winds we only get a few small trees down - the West coast gets such a battering the trees only grow in the sheltered spots. God help the South East when they get it though.

A friend is over from the Gambia at the moment and he can't believe our weather - he can't understand why we haven't been washed away!!!
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What with USA walking away from kyoto and China only getting started, there will be worse on the way, at least.
Do you guys ever feel guilty about the amount of fuel you suck? I suppose we make a disproportionate contribution to this problem. I recently picked up a small car for running around in so I don't need to drive the Mighty Yukon any more than I need too....

Speaking of weather though, it was about 14C here yesterday. The local golf course has opened their driving range again. If I hadn't winterized the engine on my boat, I might be tempted....
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