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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.

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