South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 9:15a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Friday October 14, 2016, for the South Washington Coast. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.
South winds of 25 to 45 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees, especially as a full canopy of leaves remains on those trees. Sporadic power outages are possible, and travel may be difficult due to damaged trees in the roadway.
Further information about the expected Saturday storm will be posted later today.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning.
Power outages should be reported directly to the Pacific County PUD 360-942-2411 or 360-642-3191.
The non-emergency number to the Pacific County Dispatch Center is 360-642 or 875-9397.
Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.