Originally Posted by IRENE
Our peak wind here at the house in Port Angeles today has been 5mph. This is an amateur/household station and we live on the hill to the south of town. We have had just a little over one-half inch of rain today as I write this.
It is a lot quieter than expected. We are on the water, on Houston Passage. Our peak windspeed to now(20:00) has been under 35 knots. At high tide, a couple of hours ago the surf was pounding parts of the beach that hadn't seen water since last winter. The mooring bouy was rising and falling about 4 feet.
A Mayday was in progress in Fulford Harbour for a kayaker in the water. Why would a guy go out when the forecast was for up to 55 knots of wind, in a bay exposed directly to the direction of that high wind? He was recovered successfully.