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Monday, November 9, 2009

National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service, Portland Office notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency of a high wind warning effective until noon today for the headlands of the south Washington coast.

A brief period of strong winds 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph are expected ahead of a strong Pacific cold front. The winds are expected to decrease by noon once the cold front moves onshore.

A high wind warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage and residents are encouraged to be personally prepared for exacerbating events such as possible power outages or tree fall.

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