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  WIND ADVISORY for TODAY!

Westerly winds increasing to 20 to 30 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH are expected this afternoon, November 11, 2011, and could cause brief power outages - according to an urgent weather message posted at noon today by the National Weather Service/Seattle. Statement reads:

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS....MONROE...SEATTLE...SHELTON...
  TACOMA...AND CHEHALIS.

* WIND...WESTERLY INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
  THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON BEHIND A
  STRONG COLD FRONT AND THEN DIMINISH BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS COULD CAUSE BRIEF POWER
  OUTAGES...THUS DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
  TRAFFIC LIGHTS NOT WORKING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN SNAP
SMALL TREE BRANCHES...TOPPLE SMALL OR SHALLOW ROOTED TREES...AND
CAUSE LOCAL POWER OUTAGES.



 

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