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High wind watch alert issued by National Weather Service for Thursday | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Few clouds, 42.8 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter High wind watch alert issued by National Weather Service for Thursday Living in West Seattle means our exposure to high winds is ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... Saints come from behind to beat rivals Evergreen Lutheran By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR The Saints of Seattle Lutheran ... Amanda's View: International Wrongful Conviction Day By Amanda Knox International Wrongful Conviction Day ... Police Blotter Week of 10-10-16 Garage burglary on 36th Avenue S.W. Police were dispatched to ... News High wind watch alert issued by National Weather Service for Thursday Harbor Island will have limited access Oct. 14 - 17 Community feedback needed on K-5 ELA instructional material finalists Four townhouses proposed for Delridge Way SW UPDATED: Port of Seattle cancels public meeting about tree-cutting project; will forge ahead to discuss a 10 percent increase in spending West Seattle Helpline and White Center Food Bank receive County funding with help from Joe McDermott Monsters will run through Lincoln Park Oct. 29 Are you a trivia expert? Trivia Night at Senior Center set for Oct. 18 Morgan Junction Community Meeting will look at zoning for HALA Camp Victory fundraiser at Salty's helps teen sexual assault victims REMINDER: Alaskan Way Viaduct and SR 99 closed this weekend Seattle Housing Authority offers an update on the Lam Bow Apartments fire Find it-Fix it walk update offers a detailed look at the work ahead for Roxhill-Westwood neighborhood On the Go Week of 10-4-16 The non-profit West Seattle Hi-Yu organization has been suspended White Center Bike Park opens pleasing many 'spokes people' 100 Women Who Care donate to the West Seattle Food Bank No more donations needed for now for Lam Bow apt. fire victims Repaving at 35th Ave SW and SW 100th St on Saturday, October 1 Delridge Way neighborhood action plan focus of Oct. 8 meeting 41 unit efficiency apartment bldg. with five parking spaces up for Administrative Design Review Starbucks planning to open training facility in White Center in 2017 UPDATE: A la Mode Pies celebrates in West Seattle Junction; Official opening is Oct. 3 Crosswalk finally coming to 35th SW and Kenyon Street SW; Part of SDOT Vision Zero changes After 82 years West Seattle Hi-Yu close to calling it quits High wind watch alert issued by National Weather Service for Thursday By Patrick Robinson 10/12/2016 updated 15 minutes ago Living in West Seattle means our exposure to high winds is enhanced by being on a peninsula. We can expect that premise to be tested starting Thursday as high winds return to the area according to the National Weather Service. Downed branches and trees, a mess on the roads and power outages are all possible. It's a good time to secure items outside that might be affected by high winds with gusts up to 55 to 60mph predicted. The stormy weather pattern is expected to continue through Saturday when a very serious storm comes to the area. Coupled with high tides it could cause serious damage. Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service: ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. * TIMING...STRONG WINDS COULD RISE ACROSS THE WESTERN WASHINGTON LOWLANDS EARLY THURSDAY EVENING...WITH WINDS LIKELY PEAKING AROUND MIDNIGHT OR DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF FRIDAY MORNING. * WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE WASHINGTON COAST AND IN THE NORTH INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH. WINDS IN THE PUGET SOUND REGION AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR COULD REACH 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH. * IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS...IF THEY OCCUR...COULD BREAK TREE LIMBS AND TOPPLE SMALL TREES...AND THIS IS OCCASIONALLY A CAUSEOF FATALITIES DURING WESTERN WASHINGTON WIND STORMS. IN ADDITION...POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 30 TO 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. Here are the predicted winds and wave heights for the next few days: PUGET SOUND AND HOOD CANAL- 900 AM PDT WED OCT 12 2016 TODAY S WIND TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. TONIGHT S WIND 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. THU S WIND 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. RAIN. THU NIGHT SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 30 TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. FRI S WIND 20 TO 30 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. FRI NIGHT S WIND 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. SAT SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING S 30 TO 40 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. SUN S WIND 20 TO 30 KT...EASING TO 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. 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