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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

High Wind Watch Upgraded to Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has upgraded the high wind watch to a high wind warning in effect from 6:00 p.m. this evening to 4:00 a.m. Wednesday for the south Washington and north and central Oregon coasts.

South winds in or near coastal communities will be 30 to 40 mph with gusts to approximately 65 mph.  South winds near the beaches and headlands will blow 40 to 50 mph with gusts to approximately 75 mph.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

These winds will possibly cause tree damage, and may result in power disruptions.  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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