South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has upgraded the high wind watch to a high wind warning in effect from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday for the south Washington and north Oregon coasts.
South winds in or near coastal communities will be 30 mph to 40 mph with gusts to between 55 mph and 60 mph. South winds near the beaches and headlands will blow 35 to 45 mph with gusts to approximately 65 mph or 70 mph. Peak winds are expected mid-afternoon with a break Saturday night. Another round of strong winds is expected late Sunday and Sunday night.
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.
Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.
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