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High Wind Warning For Monday 12/17

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Monday, December 17th.

Difference between High Wind Watch and Warning

High Wind Watch

A High Wind Watch is issued when the following conditions are possible:

1) sustained winds of 40 mph or higher for one hour or more

OR

2) wind gusts of 58 mph or higher for any duration.

High Wind Warning

A High Wind Warning is issued when the following conditions are expected:

1) sustained winds of 40 mph or higher for one hour or more

OR

2) wind gusts of 58 mph or higher for any duration.

Weather Statement

328 AM PST Mon Dec 17 2018 
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM  PST THIS EVENING... 

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 PM PST  this evening. 

* WIND...Southeast wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. 

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...La Push, Neah Bay, Westport, Hoquiam. 

* TIMING...Winds will increase throughout the morning before reaching warning criteria by 1 PM this afternoon and continuing into this evening. 

* IMPACTS...Snapped tree branches and downed trees along with  local power outages. 

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