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Windstorm lashing West End

A windstorm is lashing Forks and the Pacific Coast this morning, Wednesday, March 2. The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings with gusts. Power outages are being reported in the Oil City Road area along the Hoh River south of Forks as of 7 a.m.

The National Weather service bulletin as of 7:30 am. Wednesday is:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
731 AM PST WED MAR 2 2011

...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON THE WASHINGTON COAST TODAY...

.A FRONT IS BRINGING STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS TO THE
COAST TODAY.

WAZ516-517-022345-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-110303T0200Z/
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
731 AM PST WED MAR 2 2011

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS
EVENING.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...WESTPORT...OCEAN SHORES...HOQUIAM
AND FORKS.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
MPH ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST
AND DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS IMMINENT
OR OCCURRING. HIGH WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES...DOWN POWER LINES...
AND DESTROY PROPERTY.

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