High Wind Weather Warning For Western Washington April 06, 2018
The “Bora” (Croation word for high wind caused by local downward motion of cool air) in the Adriatic Sea. Photo by:Sebb (Public Domain)
(SEATTLE, WA.) –- The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for windy conditions possible Saturday over much of Western Washington.
The Weather Service says a “deep low pressure center is forecast to move north off the coast Saturday (and) this will bring strong southerly winds to parts of the area.”
High wind is possible - sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts to at least 58 mph - along the coast with less of a chance over the northern inland areas. Thus there is a “high wind watch” in effect for the Washington coast.
Most other places exposed to southerly wind could have winds in the 20-30 mph range, with gusts 40 to 45 mph. There will also be a period of heavy rain in the Olympics and this could bring the Skokomish River to flood stage late Saturday or Sunday.
Other rivers will experience significant rises, but are not forecast to get close to flood stage. The areas covered by the Special Weather Statement are:
Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity San Juan County-Western Whatcom County-Southwest Interior
Western Skagit County-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area Admiralty Inlet Area-Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area