WEATHER UPDATE: Wind Advisory Issued; Expect Gusts Up to 55 MPH


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The National Weather Service issued a “Wind Advisory” Sunday afternoon (Dec. 16), warning of strong winds, with gusts up to 55 MPH, through Monday afternoon.

But sadly, the Weather Peeps have removed the “S” word we previously posted about :(

Here’s the latest advisory:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST MONDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…EVERETT…BELLEVUE…AND BREMERTON.

* TIMING…THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* WIND…WINDS WILL RAPIDLY RISE LATE TONIGHT FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH. THE STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES MONDAY MORNING…THEN EASE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…WINDS THIS STRONG CAN SNAP SMALL TREE BRANCHES…TOPPLE SMALL OR SHALLOW ROOTED TREES…AND CAUSE LOCAL POWER OUTAGES.

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.

And here’s the revised 7-day forecast:

Late Afternoon: Rain. High near 42. East southeast wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight: Rain. Low around 38. Breezy, with a southeast wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday: Rain. High near 42. Windy, with a south southwest wind 23 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 11 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. South southwest wind around 11 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Wednesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Thursday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Friday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Saturday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Sunday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

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