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Thursday, December 3, 2015

NWS Issues High Wind Warning



South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect Thursday, December 3, from noon to 7:00 p.m. for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

South winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for south winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Winds will begin increasing Thursday 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.

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