The wind has teeth

Posted by Ken Campbell November 16, 2009 0 Comment 689 views


Apparently the wind machine has been left running again. A quick glance at the forecast for the Decpeption Pass area left me with this:

… STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST MONDAY… … STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS OR A COMBINATION OF HAZARDOUS SEAS AND WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS ARE LIKELY TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS… ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS… SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

A STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THE RISK OF STORM FORCE WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED… BUT THE SPECIFIC TIMING AND/OR LOCATION IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEAD TIME FOR MARINERS WHO MAY WISH TO CONSIDER ALTERING THEIR PLANS.

This promises to be a sporty couple of days. I’m looking at it as bracing practice, more than anything else.

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