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Monday, November 16, 2015

NWS Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday November 17 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

South winds of 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for south winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Winds will begin increasing Tuesday morning with the strongest winds occurring between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power interruptions.

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. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning. 

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.