Downright chilly

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34°F and wind from the North at 15MPH gusting to 17-20. Good bit of chop on Utsalady Bay (Indian word meaning "land of berries")

Tide is still coming in so it will be interesting to see in an hour or two - especially with this:

Gale Warning for Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST TUESDAY... * WIND...RISING TO NORTHEAST 30 TO 45 KT TONIGHT. * WAVES...WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS. &&

Emphasis mine - this could be no bueno if the tide is high when this hits. The waves have about five miles to fetch up along the waters of Skagit Bay. The bulkhead protecting the house is about five feet above mean high tide. Still, there is a good bit of yard between the bulkhead and the house and this place has been here for a long long time.

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