Big Waves

November 6, 2009

CapeDisappoint_TylerModeTyler Mode (a regular in the comments section) sent me two great pictures this afternoon.  The guy never disappoints!  Take a look at the size of the waves hitting Cape Disappointment this afternoon in comparison to the trees above.  I’m assuming Tyler wasn’t IN the water, although it almost looks like it from the angle he was shooting.  You definitely want to click on the image to see the full deal.

I just checked the inner buoys offshore and they might have peaked with respect to swell size.  At Lincoln City our Beach Cam showed the highest water we’ve seen there in the past year.  Too bad I had to work!CapeDisappointment_2

So now it’s on to more cold showers tonight and tomorrow.  A nice wave of showers has moved onshore again and should move into the Valleys in the next 2 hours.  This wave was well modeled to show up around midnight tonight.  A heavy thunderstorm is directly over our Chinook Winds Beach Cam right now…sheets of rain and lots of lightning flashing!  Plus, probably hail up to at least 1/2″ according to our radar.

Another wave of showers (briefly steady rain actually) comes through tomorrow afternoon.  Should be a good soaker again.

We wait for a cold front to move in on Monday…in between we get a nice dry day Sunday.  Long range models are in a bit of disarray over the middle/end of next  week.  How much splitting with the trough moving towards us Wednesday?  Are we going to kick November rains into high gear or slip into a 2001 type boring dry November?  We’ll see.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen