East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:42 AM PST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from this evening through Tuesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from this evening through Tuesday
afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 to 65 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase tonight and peak Tuesday morning
before diminishing by mid afternoon Tuesday.

* Impacts... damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.




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