High Wind Watch upgraded to a High Wind Warning … In effect from 1 AM to 8 AM PST Saturday for the south Washington and north and central Oregon coasts … The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind Warning … Which is in effect from 1 AM to 8 AM PST Saturday. * Winds: winds becoming south 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 45 to 55 MPH … Except 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 65 MPH at beaches and headlands. * Timing: after midnight tonight through mid morning Saturday. * Locations include: Astoria … Tillamook … Lincoln city … Newport … Florence … Raymond … Long Beach … Ocean park.
* Impacts: winds will make travel difficult at times … And could cause tree damage and Power disruptions. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage.