WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory


The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6).

Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

“South to southwest winds will rapidly develop late this evening or early Sunday morning then ease late Sunday morning. For most of the area, the strongest winds will occur in the early morning hours on Sunday.”

Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1038 AM PST Sat Jan 5 2019

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>511-516-517-556-558-559-060000-
/O.CON.KSEW.WI.Y.0002.190106T0600Z-190106T1800Z/
San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Southwest Interior-
Western Skagit County-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Admiralty Inlet Area-Hood Canal Area-North Coast-Central Coast-
Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
1038 AM PST Sat Jan 5 2019

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST SUNDAY…

* WIND…South to southwest wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50
mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…Hoquaim, Forks, Olympia, Tacoma,
Seattle, Bremerton, Everett, Whidbey Island, Friday Harbor,
Bellingham.

* TIMING…South to southwest winds will rapidly develop late
this evening or early Sunday morning then ease late Sunday
morning. For most of the area, the strongest winds will occur in
the early morning hours on Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Winds may snap tree branches and cause local power
outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



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