Wind Advisory for Grays Harbor, Warning for Pacific County

Strong winds forecast for Western Washington have prompted two separate alerts from the National Weather Service.

Pacific County and Southwestern Washington:

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning near beaches and headlands…which is in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 9 am pdt wednesday. this replaces the high wind watch which was previously in effect.

* winds: near beaches and headlands…south winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph at times. coastal communities…south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph at times.

* timing: beginning late this afternoon and continuing until just after sunrise wednesday morning.

* locations include: cannon beach…netarts…pacific city… long beach…cape disappointment.

* impacts: the winds will likely cause difficulties for beachgoers and those accessing beach and headland areas…including causing tree damage in headland areas.

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.

 

Grays Harbor County and Northwest Washington:

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory in effect from 5pm this afternoon to 8 am Wednesday morning.

South wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph will increase this evening and peak overnight.

Impacts, winds this strong can snap small tree branches, topple small or shallow rooted trees, and cause
local power outages.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or gusts of 45 to 57 mph are likely.

High Wind Warning In Effect From 6 PM This Evening To 4 AM Wednesday

 

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The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A High Wind Warning…Which Is In Effect From 6 PM This Evening To 4 AM Pst Wednesday. The High Wind Watch Is No Longer In Effect.

• Some Affected Locations…Westport…Ocean Shores…Pacific Beach…Hoquiam And Aberdeen.
• Timing…Winds Will Increase This Afternoon. By Late This Evening Some Points Could Experience High Wind For A Few Hours.
• Wind…South Wind Of 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts To 60 Mph Are Possible.
• Impacts…Winds Of These Speeds Can Knock Down Trees And Large Tree Branches. Scattered Power Outages Are Possible.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions…
A High Wind Warning Means That A Hazardous Wind Event Is Imminent Or Occurring.

Strong storm to impact Southwest Washington region

South Bend, WA – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a High Wind Warning for the South Washington Coast. The strongest storm system so far this winter will bring strong wind to our region. The warning is effective from 4:00 p.m. tonight to 10:00 p.m. Saturday. The NWS is forecasting sustained south winds of 35-40 mph, with gusts to 60-75 mph.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has also issued a High Surf Warning for the South Washington Coast in effect from 4:00 p.m. Saturday to 10:00 a.m. Sunday. The peak surf Saturday evening coincides with high tide and there is potential for some minor coastal flooding.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained winds of 40 mph or more or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

A High Surf Warning means that dangerously high surf will batter beaches in the advisory area, producing deadly rip currents and minor beach erosion.  Dangerous surf may move large debris items like logs up to beaches. Avoid walking on jetties, rocks, coastal cliff, and along the water’s edge.

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

High winds and multiple outages in Grays Harbor County

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD has restored power to portions of the Tokeland and Moclips/Tahola areas. Crews are responding to scattered outages across the county as well as large outages.  Power has been restored to all customers in Central Park as well.

Currently crews are responding to outages in the following locations:

There continues to be approximately 500 customers without power in the Moclips/Taholah area. 

There are still scattered outages in the county including Newskah Road, locations in Montesano, and the Elma airport.



There are currently two Active Alerts

ALERT 1 – High Surf Advisory

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5:00AM PDT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 03

Event Start: In Progress

Event End: Sunday, November 03, 2013 4:00 AM PST

Details

ALERT 2 – High Wind Warning

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9:00PM PDT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 02

Event Start: In Progress

Event End: Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:00 PM PDT

Details

Washington

High Wind Warning Saturday for South Washington Coast

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning for the South Washington Coast in effect from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday. South winds will increase late tonight to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph becoming northwest on Saturday afternoon.

 

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.

 

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

Strong weather expected Sunday into Monday on the harbor

 
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS DAMAGING WINDS ARE OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER ARE LIKELY OR OCCURRING.
 
4)  A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for Grays Harbor County until Monday morning, due to the heavy rainfall. Western Washington Rivers are expected to rise to near or just above flood stage although all Grays Harbor County rivers are very low at this point. No Grays Harbor County rivers are expected to flood at this time. Roadways may become flooded during periods of heavy rain and cause dangerous driving conditions.
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FLOODING BUT FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.
 
5)  A HIGH SURF WARNING has been issued for the Coast from 5pm Sunday thru 11am Monday with surf building to 27-30 feet.Seas will rapidly build behind the storm front and subside Monday morning.
 
A HIGH SURF WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUSLY HIGH SURF WILL BATTER BEACHES IN THE WARNED AREA... PRODUCING DEADLY RIP CURRENTS AND SOME BEACH EROSION.
 
6)  Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is urging all residents to prepare for the severe weather arriving today:
1)    Prepare for high winds and the possibility of down trees and power lines resulting in power outages throughout the county. 
2)    Use extreme caution while driving in heavy downpours as roadways may become flooded. 
3)    Use caution along the beaches. DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA. Waves will run up the beaches much farther and be strong enough to pull a person into the sea. Use extreme caution on rocks and jetties as debris can be thrown about in the surf. Considerable beach erosion will occur. DO NOT venture into the water.
4)    NEVER USE PORTABLE GENERATORS INDOORS. Please make every effort to keep any gas or propane powered equipment far away from the interior of your home due to the possibility of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. If you suspect you or any family member may be ill due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning, CALL 911 and LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY

High Wind Warning for Pacific county

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning near beaches and headlands which is in effect until noon today.  A high wind watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon.  

 

South winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph this morning and early afternoon at beaches and headlands with south winds of 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph in the coastal communities.  Winds will decrease later this afternoon as a cold front passes.  South wind is expected to increase again mid Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon reaching speeds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph at headlands and beaches and south wind 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph at coastal communities. 

High Wind Warning CANCELED for North & Central Coast

The National Weather Service in Seattle has cancelled the High Wind Warning for the North & Central Coasts of Washington for Monday. High winds are still expected, the 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. 

High Wind Warning CANCELED for North & Central Coast

..HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST…

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST.

 

THE COLD FRONT WHICH BROUGHT HIGH WINDS EARLIER TODAY HAS MOVED INLAND AND WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED.

Grays Harbor County High Wind Warning

Grays Harbor Emergency Management is advising all citizens to be prepared for a high wind event. A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous wind event is imminent. High winds can topple trees, especially since they have full leaf canopies at this time of year. Winds can down power lines and destroy property. Stow all lawn furniture around your property. In the event you lose power, please DO NOT use portable generators indoors and never refuel near your home or structures. Be extremely careful around downed power lines.

During a High Surf Advisory, be extremely careful around the beaches, rocks and jetties as waves will run much farther than normal and will be strong enough to sweep a person from a jetty or an unwary beach walker out to sea. DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA! High surf will also toss logs and debris onto beaches and rocks.