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Monday, December 8, 2014

NWS Issues High Wind Warning to Start Active Weather Week

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather has issued a series of warnings and watches for Pacific County.

Today Through Noon Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8:00 p.m. today to noon tomorrow for the South Washington Coast. South winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast for coastal communities is for south winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Winds will begin increasing late this evening and overnight. The winds may produce local wind damage that might lead to power disruptions and travel difficulties. Caution should be exercised at all times.

Tuesday Evening Through Wednesday
A High Wind Watch has been issued from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for south wind 30-40 mph with local gusts to 75 mph on the coast, as well as, the Willapa Hills. A High Wind Watch means that there is potential for a hazardous high wind event.

Off Shore Wind Watch
In addition the National Weather Service has issued a watch for 10 nautical miles off the Washington Coast for possible hurricane force winds. This watch is for offshore areas only.

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.

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