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High Wind Advisory 10 PM Saturday Evening

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The National Weather Service has issued a High wind Advisory for Saturday evening through to Sunday morning

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.

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

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 AM PST Sunday.

* WIND...South 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 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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