Windy Tonight and Big Waves Through Friday
Batten down the hatches!! There’s a high wind warning from the folks at NOAA. Ridgetops in the county will have gusts of 60 to 70 mph. Coastal areas from Crescent City, Arcata, and Eureka down the coast to Point Arena will have gusts of up to 55 mph. Winds which started blowing hard around 3 pm today will keep puffing through 5 pm tomorrow.
You might want to bring in your lawn furniture and other things (small pets, goats…your call) that could blow away.
In related news, the local NOAA weather radio broadcast was/is currently unavailable due to a power issue. The Eureka National Weather Service will have it back up as soon as possible.
There is a high-surf advisory also in effect with westerly swells creating 20 to 24-foot waves along Humboldt and Del Norte County shores. Keep way waaay back from the surf tomorrow, folks. Playing out on the jetties is probably not a great idea, either.
Finally, if you pondering heading out to the ocean, we bring you the audio we captured earlier today. (Note: this audio was recorded around 2:45 pm and subject to change tonight.)