The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the North & Central Coasts of Washington for Monday from 6am –midnight. The High Wind Warning includes all Coastal Cities and Towns in Grays Harbor County. Very Breezy conditions will impact inland areas as well.
There are 2 storm fronts associated with the weather system which will affect the area today. The first front will arrive around sunrise and peak around noon with heavy rain and sustained winds of 40-45 mph, gusting to 55-60 mph. There will be a lull in the winds in the very early afternoon. A second storm front will arrive in the late afternoon and evening and will also bring wind gusts up to 55-60 mph.
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management recommends that all citizens be alert for falling tree limbs and power lines and to be ready for possible power outages associated with strong wind gusts and rain conditions. Check your generators. DO NOT refuel portable generators or heaters indoors, and DO NOT run portable generators indoors. NEVER go near downed power lines or tree limbs. DO NOT use your stove to heat your home. Become aware of the warning signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. HIGH WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES…DOWN POWER LINES AND DESTROY PROPERTY.