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High Wind Warning with Snow Showers Tuesday into Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning for the Central Coast beginning 10pm tonight thru 4pm Wednesday. Winds are expected to increase to 30-40mph sustained, gusting to 60 mph. Peak winds will be in the early morning hours. Citizens are being alerted to be aware of the possibility of power outages due to saturated grounds and high wind gusts.

Also associated with the winds, snow showers will be intermittent throughout the county. Little accumulation is expected however roads may become slick. The temperatures tonight will hover around freezing making any wet road surface icy and dangerous to drive on. Be extremely alert for black ice in the morning hours

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is asking citizens to please take necessary precautions around downed trees and power lines. DO NOT use portable generators indoors or near windows and doors. Carbon Monoxide is deadly. If family members complain of feeling ill, with headache or nausea, dizziness, or lethargy, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND CALL 911 FROM OUTSIDE!

Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning for the South Washington Coast in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday near beaches and headlands.

  • · Coastal beaches and headlands: South winds will become strong and gusty later tonight and continue on Wednesday. Expect south wind to become 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
  • · Timing: Winds will increase between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday with the strongest winds likely on the South Washington Coast between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • · Impacts: Those with high profile vehicles should be prepared for strong wind gusts.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

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.

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