High Wind Warning...

posted Oct 15, 2012, 11:03 AM by smike@guemesfire.org
418 AM PDT MON OCT 15 2012...

..VERY WINDY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...

.A RAPIDLY MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT. SOUTHERLY WINDS OUT AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL INCREASE OVER THE NORTHWEST INTERIOR...SAN JUANS AND ADMIRALTY INLET AREAS TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS THEN DIMINISH AS THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA...

..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...BELLINGHAM...FRIDAY HARBOR...MOUNT VERNON...WHIDBEY ISLAND AND PORT TOWNSEND...

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* WIND...SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE WINDS CONTINUING INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

* IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL HAVE THE EFFECT OF PRUNING DEAD AND DRY BRANCHES FROM TREES. FALLING BRANCHES MAY RESULT IN  LOCAL POWER OUTAGES AT TIMES...

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.
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