Submitted by Grays Harbor County Emergency Management

The National Weather Service in Seattle has indicated that a very strong wind event will impact Grays Harbor County today. A high wind warning is in effect for the coast until 3:00 p.m. today.

Along the coast, South/Southwest winds are forecast to be 35-45 mph sustained, likely gusting to 65 mph. There is a moderate possibility that wind gusts could surpass 65 mph and reach 70+ mph. Areas likely to be affected are Westport, Ocean Shores, Moclips, Taholah, Hoquiam and Aberdeen

A wind advisory has been issued from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. today for the Inland areas of the county for sustained winds out of the South/Southwest at 25-35 mph, gusting to 40-50 mph.

The highest winds will be from mid to late morning.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY has been issued from 7:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. today. High surf conditions with waves 20-25′ will cause significant beach erosion Monday during the mid-day high tide.

Please be alert for downed trees, tree limbs and power lines possibly causing power outages throughout the county.

DO NOT use portable generators indoors or near windows or doors.

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