Up to 70MPH Winds in Forecast

From National Weather Service Seattle- Updated 8:42pm 12/9/14:

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY…
…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…

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* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS INCLUDING…FORKS…ABERDEEN…
WESTPORT…HOQUIAM… WESTERN WHATCOM…WESTERN SKAGIT…THE
SAN JUAN ISLANDS…AND THE ADMIRALTY INLET AREA INCLUDING
WHIDBEY ISLAND AND PORT TOWNSEND.

* TIMING…SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND WILL INCREASE LATE THIS
EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. YET ANOTHER
POTENTIALLY STRONGER STORM COULD BRING HIGH WINDS THURSDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WIND…SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND WILL RISE LATE THIS EVENING TO
  30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY…
  THEN GRADUALLY EASE. ANOTHER STORM THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
  COULD PRODUCE SOUTH WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75
  MPH.

* IMPACTS…WINDS THIS STRONG CAN TOPPLE LARGE TREES…
ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE SATURATED SOILS FROM RECENT RAINFALL.
POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR AND MAY BE WIDESPREAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING.

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A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING
WIND EVENT.

 

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