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Very windy weather expected

 


The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Tuesday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the local area, expecting sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

That’s the kind of event that can make driving difficult, especially if you’re in a camper, big truck or other “high profile” vehicle.

It can also knock down tree limbs, take out power and blow big objects off your back porch.

Batten down the hatches.

Here’s the whole wind warning:

“Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA

219 AM PDT MON OCT 15 2012

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY...

.A STRONG AUTUMN COLD FRONT PASSAGE EARLY ON TUESDAY WILL USHER IN

VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN OF EASTERN

WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH

GUSTS LOCALLY REACHING AROUND 50 MPH WILL BEGIN IN THE MORNING AND

LAST THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS BEFORE DECREASING. BREEZY

CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.

IDZ002-003-026-WAZ032>036-041-044-152145-

/O.NEW.KOTX.WI.Y.0012.121016T1200Z-121017T0300Z/

COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-

LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-WASHINGTON PALOUSE-

MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-WENATCHEE AREA-

WATERVILLE PLATEAU-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...

WORLEY...MOSCOW...PLUMMER...POTLATCH...GENESEE...LEWISTON...

LAPWAI...PECK...CULDESAC...GIFFORD...CLARKSTON...POMEROY...

PULLMAN...COLFAX...ROSALIA...LA CROSSE...OAKESDALE...TEKOA...

UNIONTOWN...MOSES LAKE...EPHRATA...OTHELLO...QUINCY...RITZVILLE...

GRAND COULEE...ODESSA...WILBUR...COULEE CITY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...

DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD...WENATCHEE...CHELAN...ENTIAT...CASHMERE...

WATERVILLE...MANSFIELD

219 AM PDT MON OCT 15 2012

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM PDT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND

ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 8 PM PDT TUESDAY.

* WINDS: WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY MORNING...WITH THE PERIOD OF

MAXIMUM WINDS DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

* IMPACTS: WINDY AND GUSTY CONDITIONS WILL MAKE DRIVING HIGH

PROFILE VEHICLES DIFFICULT. WINDS MAY CAUSE SCATTERED POWER

OUTAGES AS BRANCHES ARE BLOWN ONTO POWER LINES. POORLY ANCHORED

HIGH PROFILE OBJECTS MAY SHIFT OR BECOME AIRBORNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR

HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.”

 

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