High Wind Watch in effect for the coast Saturday afternoon

The National Weather Service In Seattle Has Issued A High Wind Watch…Which Is In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Late Saturday Night.

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• Wind…Southerly 30 To 40 Mph With

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


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Coastal Flood Watch & High Wind Watch issued for Western Washington

Grays Harbor Emergency Management is urging all residents be prepared for possible power outages due to downed tree limbs and power lines during two significant weather events approaching

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High Wind Watch Issued for Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO, Wash. - The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Watch for the North & Central Coasts for Thursday morning into Thursday Afternoon. Gusts to 60 mph are possible with the strongest winds expected in late morning into the early afternoon.


A High Wind watch Means Conditions are Favorable for Damaging winds. High winds Can topple Trees, Down Power Lines, And Damage Some Structures.

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 Watch Cancelled, High Wind Warning Issued

   The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Southern Washington Coast beginning at 4pm today and lasting thru midnight tonight. Sustained winds are expected to be 35-45mph with gusts exceeding 70mph. The strongest winds are expected to begin between 5 & 8pm with a 2 hour period of the most powerful winds following.
   The High Wind Watch issued for the Central and Northern Washington Coast has been cancelled although the sustained winds are expected to be 25-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
   The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is warning all citizens to be alert for falling trees, branches and power lines. Be prepared for power outages due to the high winds. Check that all items are secure in your yard and to use safe practices in the event you use a generator. Never use a generator indoors!

High Wind Watch, High Surf Advisory, and Flood Watch for Grays Harbor

   A High Wind Watch has been issued for the Washington Coast beginning at 4pm this evening and lasting through late tonight. Sustained South//Southeast winds could be close to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Peak winds are projected to be between 6pm and midnight.
   A Flood Watch is in effect for Grays Harbor County from Noon today until Wednesday Afternoon. There is 3-6 inches of rainfall projected for the mountain areas which impact our rivers. At this time, NO RIVERS are projected to reach flood levels although some low lying roads may see some water accumulation due to the rainfall. There is a moderately high swell in the ocean with 15-18 foot swells which impacts drainage of the coastal rivers. The swell is projected to remain high for the next few days. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is monitoring the situation.

High Wind Warning Issued for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind watch which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. 

The first in a series of storms will begin to affect the south Washington and north Oregon coasts on Wednesday afternoon.  South winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph will begin to affect the coast by mid-afternoon.  Winds will then increase to 30-40 mph with gusts to 70 mph in the evening.  Winds will be strongest along the beaches and headlands.  Winds will decrease around midnight tomorrow night.

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency does not typically issue statements upon receipt of a high wind watch but given the recent storm believes that more information is better.

Winds, Flooding, and Storms Expected for The Harbor

   The National Weather Service has issued many warnings for the Grays Harbor Area. All Hazards Weather Radios were activated to all coastal residents, informing of the Coastal Flood Watch issued for Tuesday. Grays harbor Emergency Management has notified all Coastal authorities of the impending weather situation.

 1)       The first is a High Wind Watch which will actually happen in 2 stages. The first stage forecasted will likely give damaging winds to the coast and North interior and will be in effect from Sunday around midnight and lasting thru early Monday with winds expected to be sustained at 40-50 MPH with gusts up to 75 MPH. The second stage will  produce more widespread damage and begin around 12 hours later after midnight Tuesday morning thru Tuesday afternoon. These winds will be more intense, along the coast and felt inland also and will produce sustained winds of 50-60 MPH with gusts up to 85 MPH.
   Widespread damage can occur at either time as well as power outages and tree limbs breaking. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is suggesting that all citizens prepare for potential power outages, secure items in their yard and to be aware of falling trees and power lines.
2)       The second is a Flood Watch for the Satsop River area. The projection is that the River will become Bank Full on Tuesday Morning. All residents are being advised to keep aware of the situation and monitor their radio stations. A flood watch means that conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding IS NOT imminent or occurring
3)       There is a flood watch for Aberdeen on Tuesday where the 12:45pm high tide could exceed 14’ due to a number of factors. All low lying coastal areas could see flooding over roadways then.

National Weather Service Issues Coastal Weather Information

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service, Portland Office notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency of potential weather hazards that may affect the coastal areas over the next 24 hours. 

At this time, no rivers in Grays Harbor County are under a flood watch

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from Noon to 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday.  A Coastal Flood Advisory means that there may be minor tidal overflow along low lying sections of the southwest coast, including the City of Raymond. 

A high tide of 10.3 feet with an anomaly of approximately one foot will bring the high tide level to 11.1 feet on Thursday afternoon.  This may result in the closure of lanes of State Route 101, in the central Raymond area.  The National Weather Service indicated that minor flooding is expected near the city. 
Tides will be lower at subsequent high tides.  Residents should consult local tide tables for times and heights within their community. 
This event will likely be accompanied by a Pacific frontal system with high winds increasing Thursday morning through Thursday evening.  The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch indicating that Thursday morning winds will shift to the south with sustained winds increasing to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.  Gusts to 60 mph are possible on the beaches and headlands from mid-morning Thursday, peaking Thursday afternoon as the front approaches landfall.