WeatherWatcher: High wind advisory until 9 pm Saturday

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The National Weather Service of Seattle has issued a High Wind Advisory for the greater Seattle area, this includes Shoreline and Lake Forest Park at 1:33 PM. The advisory is in effect until 9 PM PST this evening.
  • Local winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
  • Timing of the strongest winds will be this afternoon and early evening.
  • Impacts include locally sustained winds exceeding 30 mph and gusts exceeding 45 mph could cause minor damage or even power outages.
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30-39 mph or gusts of 45-57 mph are likely or occurring. Winds this strong can snap small tree branches, topple small, shallow-rooted or dead trees and cause local power outages.


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