Tacoma Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:36 AM PDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
11 PM PDT this evening...

* wind... south to southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 40 to
45 mph.

* Some affected locations... Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton.

* Timing... winds will increase late this morning and peak during
the evening commute. Winds will ease late this evening.

* Impacts... winds of this magnitude can cause minor tree damage
and local power outages. This will be the first event of this
magnitude this season. Such events commonly bring more impacts
in terms of tree damage and power outages than the same wind
later in the season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds up to 35 mph with gusts up to
55 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.



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