Weather Deck

Thursday, October 6, 2016

High Wind Watch.

Issuing Office: Seattle/Tacoma Source: The National Weather Service 10:04am PDT, Thu Oct 6 HIGH WIND WARNING FROM 8PM PDT THU UNTIL 9AM PDT FRI ... HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM PDT FRIDAY. * TIMING... TONIGHT. PEAK WINDS SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. * WINDS... SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH, WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 TO 50 MPH. * IMPACTS... THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE THIS SEASON. IMPACTS SUCH AS TREE DAMAGE ARE TYPICALLY GREATER FOR AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE WHEN IT IS THE FIRST EVENT OF THE SEASON. PREPARE FOR TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. MANY OF THE WIND-RELATED DEATHS IN WESTERN WASHINGTON OCCUR WHEN TREES TOPPLES ONTO PEOPLE IN CARS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WARNING IS BEING ISSUED DUE TO THE ENHANCED THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT OFTEN COMES WITH THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THE FALL SEASON.

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