Rain of up to 4 inches and 2 feet of snow are predicted from a powerhouse Pacific Northwest storm, but winds are already gusting over 80 mph with waves over 30 feet early Monday. I will update this blog entry later today and again tomorrow as the higher wind gusts reach land.
The image of the winds and pressure with the storm above is courtesy CoolWx.com. Despite a mediocre prediction on 25-foot waves off the coast of Oregon today, the storm is already causing 31.2-foot waves (and rising) at a buoy off the Washington coast:
The NWS in Seattle warns that waves of 25-30 feet could reach shore. Pressure has fallen to 28.88" (and is still falling rapidly) at another buoy, and winds have already hit 81 mph at Hurricane Ridge, WA:
In my latest gadget test, I recorded the same scene with six different 1080p HD Action Cams and compared their features.
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