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High Wind Watch Upgraded to Advisory for Friday January 18th.

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory for January 18th.

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 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM PST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 6 AM PST Saturday.

The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect. * WIND...Southerly winds, 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...Windy conditions will develop this afternoon, easing Saturday morning.

* 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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