Thursday, October 13, 2016

10/13 Elwha nearshore, stormy weather, conservation areas, sea lion research, 6 years of news

Elwha nearshore 10.11.16 (Tom Roorda/CWI)
Elwha nearshore October 11, 2016
Anne Shaffer of Coastal Watershed Institute writes: "These are last calm hours before the first big system of the season. Our work with collaborators over the decades has revealed that the physical beach forming processes of the Elwha nearshore are complex and vary seasonally. These seasonal changes are critical for ecological process of the central Strait of Juan de Fuca. An example? Surf smelt spawning. How do we know this? Our decades of monitoring. As the Elwha evolves there is still so much to learn…"

2 Big Storms Coming To Western Wash.; Conflicting Models On Whether Saturday's Will Be Historic
Very stormy weather is on its way to Western Washington. Forecasters have issued a high wind warning starting Thursday evening at 6 p.m., through Friday morning at 7. That means there could be gusts of up to 55 miles per hour and there will be several inches of rain, especially in the mountains. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says get ready for lots of power outages….But he says what people are really concerned about is Saturday. A storm is approaching that was a typhoon – Songda – and is deepening to a pressure level that we have not seen in years.  It’s comparable to the historic Columbus Day Storm of 1962, which killed at least 46 people. Mass says the American and European forecast models have different trajectories for its path right now. He says if the European model is correct, the storm could cross through Seattle and the Puget Sound area, with the strongest winds hitting from Olympia to Portland. David Nogueras reports. (KNKX) See also: Typhoon Songda remnants expected to pound B.C.'s South Coast this weekend  Lisa Johnson reports. (CBC)

Department of Natural Resources to hold public meeting tonight on expansions of two conservation areas
The state Department of Natural Resources will hold a second public meeting tonight to gather input on proposed boundary expansions for two conservation areas in Jefferson County. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Quilcene High School multipurpose room, 294715 U.S. Highway 101, and is expected to last until roughly 8 p.m. John Gamon will represent DNR. The proposal was presented to county commissioners in September and, if approved, would expand the boundaries of the Devils Lake and Dabob Bay conservation areas. Cydney McFarland reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

Sea lion research: Open Water Research Station, Port Moody, faces axe
A unique, long-term study involving Steller sea lions in Burrard Inlet faces being scrapped after the U.S. government stopped funding the project. The University of B.C.’s Open Water Research Station in Port Moody, opened in 2003, is now scrambling to find donors in hopes the facility can remain open — not just to study sea lions, but also local harbour seals and invasive species transported through international shipping. Larry Pynn reports. (Vancouver Sun)

New blog: Salish Sea News and Weather Begins 6th Year
Salish Sea News and Weather enters its sixth year of weekday compilations. It actually began in 2007 as Puget Sound News and Weather when the real People For Puget Sound was in action and became Salish Sea News and Weather after I was fired in 2011. So, has anything changed over the years? (Read on…)

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-  325 AM PDT THU OCT 13 2016  

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING
   

TODAY  SE WIND 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...BECOMING E 5 TO 15 KT. WIND  WAVES 2 TO 4 FT EARLY...SUBSIDING 2 FT OR LESS. SW SWELL 9 FT AT  13 SECONDS. RAIN.
TONIGHT
 E WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SE 25 TO 35 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 16 SECONDS. RAIN.

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