The National Weather Service has upgraded this latest weather event to a ‘High Wind Warning’ along the coast including Westport and Ocean Shores until 7pm this evening. Winds are expected at 25-40 mph with gusts to 60 mph which have the potential to snap tree branches, trees and cause power outages. A High Wind Warning means there is a potential for damaging winds. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management urges caution and to be alert for possible downed wires and tree limbs with power outages during this latest weather system.
The Grays Harbor PUD is responding to small scattered power outages this evening. To report an outage call PUD’s Outage Hotline, 360-537-3721 or 1-888-541-5923.
From the National Weather Service for the Coast of Washington:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM PST THIS EVENING. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...EXPOSED AREAS NEAREST THE COASTLINE WILL LIKELY HAVE THE STRONGEST WINDS...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WESTPORT AND OCEAN SHORES. * TIMING...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR FOR A FEW HOURS CENTERED ON 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND EASE LATE THIS EVENING. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RISE AGAIN MONDAY MORNING. * WIND...SOUTHERLY SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON...WITH SPEEDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE. * IMPACTS...WINDS WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK TREES AND BRANCHES DOWN. THIS CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY. LOCAL POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. USE CAUTION IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTSIDE DURING HIGH WIND. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING WIND EVENT.
From Grays Harbor County Emergency Management:
Weekend and Holiday Travel
Travel is Likely to Be Adversely Affected with Mixture of Precipitation Types Including Snow, Rain, and Freezing Rain through all mountain passes.