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Friday, December 4, 2015

NWS Issues Second High Wind Warning of the Week for Saturday

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. Saturday December 4, to 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

Southeast winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph. Winds will begin increasing late Saturday morning with the strongest winds Saturday afternoon and evening, decreasing by midnight. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power interruptions. Isolated power outages are possible, and travel may be difficult due to damaged trees in the roadway.

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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