WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — National Weather Service Seattle office forecasters upgraded the earlier wind advisory to a high wind warning this afternoon, Saturday, January 1st, foretelling of stronger winds.
The warning will be in effect from 10pm this evening until 11pm tomorrow.
The warning statement says to expect sustained southeast winds of 35 to 45mph with gusts up to 65mph during that time. Widespread power outages can be expected due to downed trees and power lines.
The advisory area extends from western Whatcom County into San Juan County, western Skagit County and the Admiralty Inlet area.