Submitted by Emergency Management Grays Harbor County
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch from Wednesday night through Thursday Afternoon for the North & Central coast and the Northern Inland Waters including San Juan Island. Southerly winds of 25 – 40 mph with gusts to 60 are expected. Strongest winds will be along the beaches and near the shoreline of Grays Harbor. I will update you with any changes that may come out.
In addition, the National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory for the north and central coast. Effective 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. Swells around 20 feet are expected. The largest waves are expected in the mid to late morning. These unusually large waves will run farther up the beaches. There could occasionally be splashing of waves over levees and other structures. Some beach erosion is possible, especially near the time of high tide late in the morning.
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