High Wind Warning issued for Grays Harbor County


A High Wind Warning has been issued for the Central Coast including Grays Harbor County, in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. It was upgraded from a High Wind Watch Tuesday afternoon.

Some affected locations are listed, including Westport, Aberdeen, Ocean Shores, Pacific Beach and Hoquiam.

Winds are predicted to increase Tuesday afternoon and peak between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph, with possible gusts of up to 60 mph.

Rain is expected to be heavy at times, especially during the high-wind period.

A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous wind event is imminent or occurring, according to the Weather Service.

Winds of these speeds can knock down trees and large tree branches. Scattered power outages are also possible.

 

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