Statement as of 2:47 PM PDT on October 17, 2017
Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 19, 2017
... High Wind Warning in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 11 PM PDT Wednesday.
The high wind watch is no longer in effect.
* Wind... southeast and south winds will increase Wednesday morning
and persist into early Wednesday evening. Sustained wind speeds
of 25 to 40 mph are possible, with gusts of 55.
* Some affected locations... Westport, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam,
Kalaloch, La Push, Forks, Neah Bay.
* Timing... winds will increase Wednesday morning, peak on
Wednesday afternoon, then ease Wednesday evening.
* Impacts... winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and
scattered power outages. This will be the first event of this
magnitude this season. Such events commonly bring more impacts
in terms of tree damage and power outages than the same wind
later in the season.
High winds of this magnitude can topple trees onto roads,
vehicles, and rooftops. Falling trees or large branches have been
known to cause fatalities during windstorms.
Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the