High wind warning in effect

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 9:27am
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A high wind warning is in effect for much of the Western Washington area, including Bainbridge Island, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton and Olympia.

The National Weather Service in Seattle issued the warning Monday mornning.

The high wind warning will stay in effect until 9 p.m. Nov. 13.

South winds of 25 to 40 mph — with gusts up to 60 or 65 mph — are expected.

High winds can snap branches and knock down trees, resulting in power outages. Minor damage to structures is also a possibility.

Officials warn that high winds can topple trees onto roads, vehicles, and rooftops, and falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms.

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