High Wind Watch In Effect Wednesday October 18th

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.HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY EVENING... 

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind 
Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through 
Wednesday evening. 

* WIND...Southeast and south winds will increase Wednesday 
morning and persist into early Wednesday evening. Sustained wind 
speeds of 20 to 35 mph are possible, with gusts of 40 to 50 
mph. 

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Westport, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, 
Kalaloch, La Push, Forks, Neah Bay. 

* TIMING...Winds will increase Wednesday morning, peak on 
Wednesday afternoon, then ease on Wednesday evening. 

* IMPACTS...Winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and 
scattered power outages. This will be the first event of this 
magnitude this season. Such events commonly bring more impacts 
in terms of tree damage and power outages than the same wind 
later in the season. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous 
wind event. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. 

The National Weather Service has sent out notice of a High Wind Watch for Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.

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