High Wind Warning...

posted Jan 22, 2012, 4:12 PM by smike@guemesfire.org
236 PM PST SUN JAN 22 2012...

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS...WHIDBEY ISLAND...BELLINGHAM...ANACORTES...AND THE COAST... 

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
* WIND...SOUTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH BECOMING SOUTH WIND BY EVENING IN THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR. WINDS ON THE COAST AT MID AFTERNOON HAD SHIFTED TO SOUTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT...AND THE WIND WILL BECOME MORE WESTERLY LATER THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS...HIGH WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH CAN TOPPLE TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES... 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS DAMAGING WINDS ARE IMMINENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 60 MPH ARE LIKELY.
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