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 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.

Flood Watch Issued Through Weekend

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a FLOOD WATCH  for areas including Grays Harbor County beginning this morning through Sunday. The current forecast for this weekend is extremely wet with periods of heavy rainfall occurring due to a series of fast moving wet and warm weather systems. Coastal areas could see high wind gusts reaching 45-49 mph today. Each system will produce 1-3” of rainfall in the mountains. Many of the rivers are flowing higher than normal at this time and could present a flooding issue as the rainfall continues.

 

The Chehalis River -  is forecast to reach  flood stage at Porter sometime close to 10am Saturday morning. Flood Stage is 21 feet and the river is forecast to reach 21.1 feet. The impact will be minor area flooding on low pasture lands and roads.

 

No other rivers are predicted to reach flood stage at this time. Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will continue to monitor all of the area rivers throughout the weekend.  

 

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.

 

Grays Harbor County High Wind Warning

SEATTLE, Wash. -  The National Weather Service in Seattle, has issued a High Wind Warning for the North and Central Coast of Washington in effect from 3pm Wednesday to midnight tonight. Winds will increase @ 10am today with the highest gusts expected between 7 & 8pm tonight. There is also a High Surf Advisory in effect from 5pm Wednesday until 11am Thursday morning with waves in the 20-25 foot range which will cause localized beach erosion and rip currents. High tide is 6:34pm.

After confirming with the National Weather Service office in Seattle at 10:00 am this morning, they feel that gusting to 70mph is a distinct possibility in the Westport, Ocean Shores and beach areas. At this time they are saying that strong Southerly winds of 40-45 mph are expected this afternoon with gusts up to 70 mph. This storm is very powerful for a spring storm and is being related to intensity to some winter storms we have experienced.

Pacific county High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 9:00 p.m. this evening.

An unseasonably strong low pressure system will move northeast to Vancouver Island this afternoon and tonight bringing strong winds to the coast late this morning through this evening. South winds of 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph are expected. Gusts to 70 mph are possible at exposed headlands and beaches.

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.

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 Warning and High Surf Advisory for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning and a high surf advisory for Pacific County.
The high wind warning is in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 10:00 p.m. this evening for the North Oregon and South Washington Coasts.  South winds will increase this afternoon and continue into the evening.  Winds will reach 25-40 mph at inland areas with gusts of 60-65 mph near beaches and headlands. 
The high surf advisory is in effect from 4:00 p.m. this afternoon to 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning for the South Washington and North and Central Oregon Coasts.  A strong low pressure system off the coast will cause seas to build to between 20-24 feet tonight and impact the surf zone along the coast.  The waves will decrease some by Tuesday morning but remain higher than normal for several more days. 

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.