WEATHER: ‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Power Out In Parts Of Burien


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The National Weather Service issued a ‘Wind Advisory’ Tuesday night (Jan. 24) for obvious reasons – it’s really windy out there – and Seattle City Light is reporting of at least two outages in Burien (see City Light’s outage map here).

The Weather Peeps originally had the advisory ending at 9 p.m. but have extended it to midnight. They say we can expect gusts up to 45MPH, and to expect some trees and branches to come down, possibly knocking power out.

So get all your email, blog commenting and Facebook stuff done quickly folks!

Here’s the full advisory:

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT…

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…TACOMA…AND BREMERTON.

* TIMING…GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* WIND…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…LOCAL DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES…WITH SMALL TREES POSSIBLY BEING TOPPLED DUE TO SATURATED SOILS OR RECENT ICE DAMAGE. LOCAL POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. FALLING TREES AND TREE LIMBS COULD CAUSE INJURY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.

Here’s the 7-day forecast:

Overnight: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind between 11 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Rain. Low around 40. South southwest wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday: Showers. High near 41. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind.

Friday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 39.

Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45.

Monday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37.

Tuesday: Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44.

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One Response to “WEATHER: ‘Wind Advisory’ Issued; Power Out In Parts Of Burien”
  1. Ian Gunsul says:

    Lights just went up and down for 5 minutes then out. Marine Ridge completely dark

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