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Wind Advisory, Flood Watch issued for the coast

September 28, 2013

High winds are expected to hit the coast Saturday as the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory to be in effect until 5pm. Winds of 25 to 35 mph are possible with gusts of 55 on some beach areas. Winds of this strength could snap tree limbs and cause damage such as power outages or uprooted trees. Also, a Flood Watch has been issued as well for Grays Harbor rivers as well.

Grays Harbor Emergency Management:

Wind Advisory and Flood Watch issued for Grays Harbor County

HEAVY RAINFALL (2-5”) is expected over the weekend.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Grays Harbor County for today (Saturday)

Strong South winds are expected to build beginning after 8am. Winds are forecast to be 20-35mph sustained with gusts to 50mph. Coastal areas could see gusts to 55mph. The winds are expected to diminish around 3pm but build again tomorrow.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.

A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for Grays Harbor County due to the heavy rainfall. Western Washington Rivers are expected to rise to near or just above flood stage although all Grays Harbor County rivers are very low at this point. No Grays Harbor County Rivers are expected to flood at this time. Roadways may become dangerous during heavy rain and cause dangerous driving conditions

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

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