Here comes the wind: National Weather Service issues 'Wind Advisory'

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory Alert for later this afternoon and tonight, Oct. 15. You can expect winds in the area to be up to 30 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH. Winds of this speed very likely will result in power outages.

Wind Advisory Alert:
...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

.A RAPIDLY MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT. SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL INCREASE OVER THE COAST AND NORTHWEST INTERIOR TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS. OVER THE REST OF THE INTERIOR WINDS WILL INCREASE AFTER THE FRONT PASSES THIS EVENING AND LAST THROUGH THE NIGHT. WINDS WILL BE IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH
GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY...

* IMPACTS...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL PRUNE DEAD BRANCHES FROM TREES. FALLING BRANCHES MAY RESULT IN LOCAL POWER OUTAGES AT TIMES. SOME WEAKENED TREES COULD FALL IN THE WIND. MOST TREES STILL HAVE SOME OR ALL OF THEIR LEAVES...WHICH WILL HEIGHTEN THE IMPACT OF THE WIND ON THE TREES.

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