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High winds predicted for Thursday

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST AND NORTHWEST INTERIOR FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROMTHURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
 
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...HOQUIAM...FORKS...OAK HARBOR...
  BELLINGHAM...FRIDAY HARBOR...AND MOUNT VERNON.
 
* WINDS...EXPECTED TO INCREASE FROM THE SOUTH AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH ON THURSDAY.
 
* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR DURING THE
  LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON TIME FRAME.
 
* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
  SOME POWER OUTAGES.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR DAMAGING WINDS. HIGH WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES...DOWN POWER LINES...AND DAMAGE SOME STRUCTURES.
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