Friday, December 30, 2011

12/30 Coal train petition, Samish Bay closure, Mission Creek restoration

If you like to watch: Rocky the octopus predicts some BCS (Bowl Championship Series) bowl winners. Can An Octopus Pick The BCS? Take It To The Tank

John Stark in the Bellingham Herald blogs on plans by Rick Dubrow and a new political action committee called No Coal! which in January will make public its draft of a proposed new city ordinance that would prohibit any transport of coal through Bellingham by rail or any other means. Bellingham group plans initiative to ban coal trains  

The state Department of Health has temporarily closed Samish Bay for commercial and recreational shellfish harvest. The closure is due to a rise in the Samish River level and anticipated rise in fecal coliform bacteria levels. Samish Bay closed to commercial and recreational shellfish harvest

The Port of Olympia has received grant funds from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board for its habitat restoration project at Mission Creek in Priest Point Park. The port is collaborating on the project with the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group and the City of Olympia. Port gets funds to restore park habitat

Now, your weekend tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 837 PM PST THU DEC 29 2011
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST FRIDAY
FRI
SW WIND 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. W SWELL 14 FT AT 12 SECONDS... BUILDING TO 18 FT AT 12 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
FRI NIGHT
W WIND 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 5 FT LATE. W SWELL 18 FT AT
 12 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 15 FT AT 12 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SAT
W SWELL 13 FT...SUBSIDING TO 11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SE WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
SAT NIGHT
E WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUN
E WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 FT.
SUN NIGHT
SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 FT.

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