Friday, 17 November, 2017

High winds expected around Western Washington through Monday

High Wind Warning for the Oregon and Washington Coast until the afternoon  evening depending on location High Wind Warning for the Oregon and Washington Coast until the afternoon evening depending on location
Melba Vasquez | 14 November, 2017, 19:39

The National Weather Service issued a upgraded "High Wind Warning" for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service also cautioned that strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines, and scattered outages are possible. Strongest wind will likely be the northwest OR coast near Seaside/Astoria to Long Beach, Washington. The impacted area includes the Interstate 5 metro corridor from Lewis County north to Snohomish County, and the greater areas including and surrounding Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton and Olympia.

TIMING... Late this morning through early this evening.

Concerns: Power outages/issues, and potentially tree damage leading to issues.

A powerful and slow moving system centered off the OR and Washington coast lines will bring wet, windy conditions to the High Desert today.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. tonight for much of the Willamette Valley, including Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon.

Tuesday's weather system is expected to bring southerly winds of about 15 to 25 miles per hour with possible gusts of up to 40 miles per hour to the Seattle area.

IMPACTS... Falling tree branches will likely cause some power outages.

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