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Thursday, April 1, 2010

High Wind Warning and Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect Friday

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday and a coastal flood advisory in effect from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday. A strong low pressure system will move into the northeast Pacific late tonight and early Friday morning. This system will drive a strong warm front onshore into the Pacific Northwest late tonight for windy conditions along the coast. South winds increasing to 30-40 mph after midnight with gusts 70-80 mph are expected for the beaches and coastal headlands. As a cold front moves onshore Friday morning, the coastal communities will see winds increase to 30-40 mph with gusts 60-65 mph. The storm surge from the system coupled with the high tide Friday morning may result in minor tidal overflows along low-lying sections of the south Washington coast. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.