NOAA issues high wind alert, small craft advisory for Puget Sound, Hood Canal

An overnight wind advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jan. 2 will continue until 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 for certain parts of Kitsap County.

A Jan. 3 NOAA weather alert listed the areas affected by the strong south-easterly winds as Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Oak Harbor, Port Townsend and Anacortes. Additionally Admiralty Inlet as another area affected by the high winds. A small craft advisory has been issued for Puget Sound and Hood Canal and is expected to remain in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Hansville-based Skunk Bay Weather, Thursday’s highest gust came at 7:05 a.m. and was clocked at 52 mph, beating Wednesday’s high of 48 mph, reported at 7:05 p.m.

Timelapse video from Skunk Bay Weather

According to Puget Sound Energy’s outage map, as of 12:34 p.m. Thursday, no outages were reported north of Kingston.

—Nick Twietmeyer is a reporter with Kitsap News Group. Nick can be reached at

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