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High Wind Advisory Now In Effect Thursday 1/3

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The National Weather Service has issued a High wind Advisory for Thursday morning through late Thursday night

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

National Weather Service Seattle WA
405 AM PST Thu Jan 3 2019   

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

     * WIND...Southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Strongest winds expected along the immediate coastline.     

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...La Push, Pacific Beach, Westport, and Ocean Shores.       

* TIMING...Windy conditions will develop this morning and continue into the evening hours. Strongest winds expected this afternoon.     

* IMPACTS...Winds may snap tree branches, produce isolated power outages, and make the driving of high-profile vehicles difficult.     

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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