High winds expected around Western Washington through Monday

Doris Richards
November 14, 2017

A high wind warning is in effect for the coast and coast range, starting late Sunday night through Monday afternoon.

To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph less than a category 1 hurricane, which has sustained wins of 75 mph. Strongest wind will likely be the northwest OR coast near Seaside/Astoria to Long Beach, Washington. With rain that is heavy at times, SW winds will pick up to 15-25 miles per hour with gusts to 30-40 miles per hour. The impacted area includes the Interstate 5 metro corridor from Lewis County north to Snohomish County, and the greater areas including and surrounding Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton and Olympia.

More damage and power outages are being reported throughout the Olympia area as a strong fall storm passes through the region.

In addition to the high winds at the coast, the Portland metro area is under a wind advisory until Monday evening. Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms.

The high wind warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather service. Sustained winds are only forecast for about 15 miles per hour with gusts of about 25 miles per hour on Tuesday, however, according to the NWS.

TIMING... Late Monday morning through early Monday evening.

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