WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

posted Mar 2, 2011, 9:25 AM by smike@guemesfire.org
A STRONG FRONT IS MOVING THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS MORNING.
SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARRIVES AT CHEHALIS AT 7 AM...AND
WILL SPREAD NORTH THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS MORNING. AT 7 AM
GUSTS TO 54 MPH OCCURRED AT LAKE LAWRENCE IN EASTERN THURSTON
COUNTY.

SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH...WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO AROUND 50
MPH CAN BE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF WESTERN
WASHINGTON THIS MORNING AS SOUTHERLY PRESSURE GRADIENTS RAPIDLY
INCREASE BEHIND THE FRONT THIS MORNING.

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