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High Wind Advisory For Thursday January 17th

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory for January 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.



Wind Advisory

A Wind Advisory is issued when the following conditions are expected:

1) sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for an hour or more.

AND/OR

2) wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph 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 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM Thursday to 4 AM PST Friday.

* WIND...Southerly winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Windy conditions will develop Thursday evening and linger into early Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Winds may snap tree branches and cause local power outages.
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