An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan Thursday, and caused a significant tsunami that caused an extreme amount of damage as far as 60 to 70 miles inland. Several deaths have been reported, unfortunately the death toll will likely rise. Hawaii is in the path of a large tsunami wave that may be as large as 5 feet high. The tsunami is expected to hit Hawaii at 3:00 AM HST. Most of the west coast is under a tsunami warning. The tsunami wave is expected to hit the Washington coast around 7 to 8 AM PST. We are unsure of the extent of the strength and size of the wave when it impacts the coast but this wave will likely be much smaller than the impact on the Hawaii coast. Anyway, now for your weather forecast. Friday, we are going to see partly sunny skies with a high near 51 and a low near 39 with the rain returning overnight. Saturday, we are going to be seeing showers, mainly in the morning with a high near 50 and a low near 38. Sunday, we are going to see rain throughout the day with a high near 50 and a low near 41 . So this weekend will be quite a rainy one. A good weekend for indoor activities! Everyone enjoy your weekends!
Tony Propp recently graduated high school. He is planning to attend The University of Oklahoma and is currently a National Weather Service (Skywarn) Storm spotter. He is also known nationally for his forecasts and storm chasing. His storm chasing team is called Mesochase which chases here in the Northwest as well as the Plains of northern Texas, through Oklahoma into Kansas.