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High Wind Watch Issued for Western Oregon AreasSalem-News.com Weather
Batten down the hatches! Windstorm is Forecast.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The National Weather Service has announced a High Wind Watch is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area, the Willamette Valley, Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County.
South to Southwest winds are expected to be 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph.Strong winds are currently forecast to spread through the Willamette Valley late Sunday morning, then into SW Washington by Sunday afternoon.
NWS is moderately confident in this forecast. The winds may be lighter than expected if the low pressure system responsible for the winds is weaker or travels further offshore than currently forecast.
There remains a considerable amount of uncertainty in the strength and track of the low pressure system.
Tree damage and power disruptions are likely if this storm comes in as presently forecast. Winds of this magnitude can cause large trees or limbs to fall. Falling trees or limbs can be deadly.
Travel may become hazardous at times, especially for trucks and trailers and other high profile vehicles.
Locations affected include: St Helens, Hillsboro, Portland, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, McMinnville, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Longview, Kelso, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Washougal.
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Source: National Weather Service
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