WEATHER: ‘High Wind Watch’ issued for Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘High Wind Watch‘ for the Puget Sound region – including the Kent area – for all day this Friday, Dec. 14.

Experts say to expect south winds from around 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, starting Friday morning around 10 a.m. and continuing through around 6 p.m.

This means the potential for snapped branches, fallen trees and power outages.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
Issued by National Weather Service Portland OR
1143 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018

WAZ504-509-511-556-558-559-140345-
/O.CON.KSEW.HW.A.0004.181214T1800Z-181215T0300Z/
Southwest Interior-Tacoma Area-Hood Canal Area-
Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
1143 AM PST Thu Dec 13 2018

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING…

* WIND…South wind potentially 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…Seattle, Bellview, Tacoma and
Bremerton.

* TIMING…10 AM Friday morning through 6 PM Friday evening.

* IMPACTS…Snapped tree branches and downed trees along with
local power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.