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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

High Wind Warning Tomorrow

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning for the South Washington Coast in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday near beaches and headlands.  

·     Coastal beaches and headlands: South winds will become strong and gusty later tonight and continue on Wednesday. Expect south wind to become 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

·     Timing: Winds will increase between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday with the strongest winds likely on the South Washington Coast between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

·     Impacts: Those with high profile vehicles should be prepared for strong wind gusts.

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.

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.

Like the PCEMA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pcema.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stay Connected with PCEMA

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) would like to remind residents, visitors, businesses, and organizations of the various ways to stay connected before, during, and after an emergency or disaster impacting Pacific County:

·    Like the PCEMA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pcema to follow frequent emergency management and preparedness dialogue.

·    Follow @PCEOCNews on Twitter to get updates from the Pacific County EOC when activated. If you are not signed up for Twitter, you can receive the same information via text message. Just text “follow PCEOCNews” to 40404.

·    Receive the latest emergency management information, hazardous weather notices, and monthly newsletter by signing up for the PCEMA email list. Provide your name and email to sfritts@co.pacific.wa.us or drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us and include the word “Subscribe” in the subject line.

·    Read the latest emergency management information on the PCEMA blog at www.pcema.blogspot.com.

·    Visit the PCEMA website at www.co.pacific.wa.us/pcema for valuable preparedness materials and to learn about hazards prone to Pacific County.

·    Register your wireless and/or VoIP phone numbers with the Pacific County Emergency Notification System by visiting http://co.pacific.wa.us/pcema/EmergNotifcation.htm. The system is already programmed with landline phone numbers from phone company records.

Please feel free to contact the PCEMA office at 360-875-9340 with any questions or comments.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

High Wind Warning in Effect

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning for the South Washington and North Oregon Coast in effect until 1:00 p.m. Monday.

·   Beaches and headlands: Winds will become south 35 to 50 mph with gusts 65 to 85 mph. Winds will turn west to southwest later this evening but remain strong with gusts 60 to 75 mph.
 
·   Coastal interior: Winds will become south 30 to 45 mph with gusts 55 to 70 mph. Winds will turn west to southwest later this evening but remain strong with gusts 65 to 70 mph even into Monday morning.

Two rounds of winds are expected. The strongest south winds will be between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. today with the second round between midnight and 9:00 a.m. but will be more westerly and will impact more than the locations typically impacted in a high wind coastal event.

Power disruptions are likely. Damage to trees in wind exposed areas may also occur. Those with high profile vehicles need to be prepared for sudden strong wind gusts, especially on exposed headlands as well as on Highway 101 and the Megler Bridge.

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.

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.

Monday, December 3, 2012

High Wind Warning Tonight Into Tuesday


South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 12:00 a.m. tonight to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday for the South Washington and North and Central Oregon Coasts.  

·     South winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph are expected near beaches and headlands.
·     Coastal communities can expect south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 45-55 mph.
·     Winds will peak early Tuesday between 2:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
·     Broken tree limbs and power outages are possible on Tuesday morning.  

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:
 
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.