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

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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