SOUTH BEND, Wash. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 10:00 a.m. this morning to 6:00 p.m. this evening near the beaches and headlands of South Washington and North Oregon coasts. This replaces the high wind watch which was previously in effect.
South winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph are expected for the headlands and open beaches. Gusts to 45 are predicted for the coastal communities. Strongest winds are expected in the afternoon. Rain from 1” to 1.5” is expected with this weather system.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.