UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph


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UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a upgraded ‘High Wind Warning’ for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 mph.

To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph less than a category 1 hurricane, which has sustained wins of 75 mph.

This revised warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday night:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
747 AM PST Mon Nov 13 2017

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect until 9 PM PST this evening. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.

* WIND…South 25 to 40 mph with gusts TO 60 or 65 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…The I-5 metro corridor from Lewis county north to Snohomish county. Includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.

* TIMING…Late this morning through early this evening.

* IMPACTS…Falling trees and limbs, power outages, and minor damage to structures.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

High winds can topple trees onto roads, vehicles, and rooftops. Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms. Downed power lines can cause power outages lasting a couple of hours or longer. Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially damaging winds arrive.

PREVIOUSLY:

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that wind gusts could reach 55 mph.

The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
829 PM PST Sun Nov 12 2017

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY…

* WIND…South 25 to 35 mph with gusts TO 55 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…The I-5 metro corridor from Lewis county north to Snohomish county. Includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.

* TIMING…Late Monday morning through early Monday evening.

* IMPACTS…Falling tree branches will likely cause some power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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