This morning, August 29th, the National Weather Service upgraded their Wind Advisory to a Wind Warning regarding the high winds expected to arrive today.
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning… which is in effect from 8 am this morning to 6 PM PDT this evening. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.
* Winds… increasing from the south at 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph.
* Some affected locations… Bellingham… Anacortes… .Mount Vernon… and Eastsound.
* Timing… the strongest winds are likely to occur between 11 am and 5 PM PDT.
* Impacts… winds this strong typically occur during the fall and winter. This wind event could create more problems due to trees being under stress because of dry conditions and due to deciduous trees still having their leaves. These factors will increase the risk downed trees and branches. There could also be local power outages.
Around an inch of rainfall is expected today as well, more in some places. The expected amounts through the day are
Morning – 0.51″
Afternoon – 0.14″
Evening – 0.39″