National Weather Service issues ‘High Wind Warning’ for Thursday


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The National Weather Service has issued a ‘High Wind Warning‘ for Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Expect south to southeast winds from 25-40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, which of course means:

“Snapped tree branches and downed trees along with some power outages.”

High Wind Warning
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
142 PM PST Wed Dec 19 2018

WAZ001-503-506-507-509>511-556-558-559-201200-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.W.0009.181220T1500Z-181221T0300Z/
San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Western Skagit County-
Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-Admiralty Inlet Area-
Hood Canal Area-Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-
Bremerton and Vicinity-
142 PM PST Wed Dec 19 2018

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM PST
THURSDAY…

* WIND…South to southeast wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to
60 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…Ferndale, Bellingham, Sandy Point,
Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Everett,
and Bremerton.

* TIMING…Winds will increase rapidly Thursday morning with the
strongest gusts expected for a few hours Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Snapped tree branches and downed trees along with some
power outages.

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.

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