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Wind advisory/watch in effect this weekend

November 17, 2012

The National Weather Service has upgraded this latest weather event to a ‘High Wind Warning’ along the coast including Westport and Ocean Shores until 7pm this evening. Winds are expected at 25-40 mph with gusts to 60 mph which have the potential to snap tree branches, trees and cause power outages. A High Wind Warning means there is a potential for damaging winds. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management urges caution and to be alert for possible downed wires and tree limbs with power outages during this latest weather system.

From the National Weather Service for the Coast of Washington:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM PST
THIS EVENING. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...EXPOSED AREAS NEAREST THE COASTLINE
  WILL LIKELY HAVE THE STRONGEST WINDS...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF
  WESTPORT AND OCEAN SHORES.

* TIMING...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR FOR A FEW HOURS
  CENTERED ON 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND
  EASE LATE THIS EVENING. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RISE AGAIN MONDAY
  MORNING.

* WIND...SOUTHERLY SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN MONDAY
  MORNING AND AFTERNOON...WITH SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...WINDS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK TREES AND
  BRANCHES DOWN. THIS CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. LOCAL POWER
  OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. USE CAUTION IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE
  DURING HIGH WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING WIND
EVENT.

From Grays Harbor County Emergency Management:

 

Weekend and Holiday Travel

Travel is Likely to Be Adversely Affected with Mixture of Precipitation Types Including Snow, Rain, and Freezing Rain through all mountain passes.

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