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Wind advisory issued by National Weather Service for Enumclaw area

The National Weather Service is predicting sustained winds to 39 mph and gusts to 57 mph.

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
332 PM PST TUE JAN 8 2013

A VIGOROUS FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE
LOWLANDS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON TONIGHT. LOCAL SUSTAINED WINDS OF
20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH ARE LIKELY.

WAZ001-503>512-516-517-091200-
/O.COR.KSEW.WI.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-130109T1200Z/
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-
EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
332 PM PST TUE JAN 8 2013

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST WEDNESDAY...

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...SEATTLE...BREMERTON...BELLEVUE...
  TACOMA...OLYMPIA...FORKS...HOQUIAM...AND THE LAKE LAWRENCE AREA
  IN THURSTON COUNTY.

* TIMING...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND PEAK
  AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* WIND...LOCAL SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS OF 45 TO
  50 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS...WHILE WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH SHOULD NOT CAUSE
  WIDESPREAD DAMAGE...THEY CAN BRING DOWN SMALL TREES AND
  BRANCHES. LOCAL POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 45 TO 57 MPH ARE LIKELY.
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