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

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.

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

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.  Local power disruptions are possible. 

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.  Be sure to use caution along the coast this week and stay away from beaches.

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

   Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is alerting all who live along the coast to be prepared for possible power outages and falling trees and limbs. Due to the continued rainfall, trees could be more susceptible to the impact of high winds and topple. Be extremely alert when walking around downed power lines and fallen trees.
    Be prepared for power outages by checking your generators, flashlights and by checking your non perishable food and water supply for your family and pets. DO NOT use a portable generator indoors. DO NOT refill liquid  fuel powered (kerosene, etc) portable heating units indoors and remember if using any type of fuel powered portable heating unit,(wood, kerosene, coal) to keep a window open at least ½ to 1 inch to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning are fatigue, nausea & vomiting , lethargy and the possibility that a  person could be difficult  to awaken if sleeping. If you suspect that anyone in your family may have Carbon Monoxide poisoning, LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY and call 911 from a neighbor’s home!