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National Weather Service releases high wind watch

The National Weather service released a high wind watch with gusts to 60 mph.

High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
851 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING A THREAT OF HIGH WINDS
TO WESTERN WASHINGTON FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

.A 975 MB SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF THE COAST OF
WASHINGTON ON SUNDAY. LATEST COMPUTER MODELS INDICATE THE LOW
CENTER WILL MOVE ONTO THE WASHINGTON COAST EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
THE EXACT TRACK OF THE SURFACE LOW REMAINS SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN AND
WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON WHERE HIGH WINDS DEVELOP.

WAZ504-505-507>509-511-512-161400-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.A.0009.121217T0800Z-121217T2000Z/
SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-
LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
851 PM PST SAT DEC 15 2012

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...EVERETT...BELLEVUE...
  TACOMA...OLYMPIA...SHELTON...AND CHEHALIS.

* TIMING...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL RISE BEHIND A STRONG LOW
  PRESSURE SYSTEM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS RISING TO 25 TO 35 WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN TOPPLE TREES...DOWN POWER
  LINES...AND DAMAGE SOME STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A DAMAGING
WIND EVENT.

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