Western Skagit County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:28 AM PST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 1 am
PST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 1 am PST

* Wind... southeast wind 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Some affected locations... Ferndale, Bellingham, Sandy Point,
Anacortes, Friday Harbor.

* Timing... winds are expected to increase thoughout the day
reaching warning criteria by 4 PM this afternoon and continuing
into late tonight.

* Impacts... snapped tree branches and downed trees along with
local power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.