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Jefferson County WA Emergency Management
Tuesday October 17th, 2017 :: 02:51 p.m. PDT

Advisory

High Wind Warning until 11:00PM Wednesday

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY... 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 The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.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 20 to 35 mph are possible, with gusts to 50 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Everett, Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, Bellingham.

* TIMING...Winds will increase late 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.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ADMIRALTY INLET AREA ... EVERETT AND VICINITY ... SAN JUAN COUNTY ... WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY ... WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY

Instructions:

Winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and scattered power outages. Large falling branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms. Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the winds arrive.

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Address/Location
Jefferson County WA Emergency Management
81 Elkins Rd
Jefferson County, WA 98339

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 360-385-9368

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Wind Warning

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