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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

High Winds Expected Tomorrow

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. This replaces the high wind watch that was previously issued.

South winds becoming 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are expected for the headlands and open beaches. South winds becoming 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 to 60 mph are expected for coastal communities. Winds will turn more southerly after midnight and increase quickly between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. with the strongest winds expected between 8:00 a.m. and noon on Wednesday. Winds will begin to ease after 1:00 p.m.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Tree damage and power outages are possible. 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.

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.

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