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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 11:00 p.m. this evening through noon Thursday near beaches and headlands along the south Washington, northern Oregon, and central Oregon coasts.

·         Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph are possible late this evening through Thursday morning. 
·         Winds will ease along the Washington coast first, and then linger along the southern Oregon coast. 

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.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Strong wind gusts pose a safety hazard to high profile vehicles and to persons visiting the beaches and   headlands.  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.

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