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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NWS Issues High Wind Warning for Thursday

South Bend, Washington –The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, December 11, 2014 until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow for the South Washington Coast. South wind gusts of 70 to 80 mph are forecast for coastal communities, with gusts 80 to 90 mph forecast for the beaches and headlands.  Winds are anticipated to increase rapidly during the late morning and early afternoon Thursday.

The winds may produce significant property damage to structures, as well as, other wind damage that might lead to power disruptions and travel difficulties, especially for large trucks and trailers and other high profile vehicles. Caution should be exercised at all times. This is the third and strongest storm of the three forecast to affect the Pacific County area this week.

A graphic of the forecast winds and timing follows:

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: 

These winds will may 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.

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