High wind warning now in effect until 6 pm this evening

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HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING... 

* WIND...Southerly 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph. 

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Central and North Coastal Washington 
including the communities of La Push, Forks, Hoquiam, 
Aberdeen, Westport and Ocean Shores. 

* TIMING...The strongest winds are expected as the front passes 
between mid morning and early afternoon today. 

* IMPACTS...Falling trees and limbs, power outages, and minor 
damage to structures. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

High winds can topple trees onto roads, vehicles, and rooftops. 
Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause 
fatalities during windstorms. Downed power lines can cause power 
outages lasting a couple of hours or longer. Secure loose outdoor 
objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially damaging 
winds arrive. 

High wind warning now in effect until 6 pm pst this evening

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