NWS HIGH WIND WARNING LOWERED

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    New National Weather Service alert lowers the predicted wind gusts.

    Timing of peak winds was also bumped up to 10am – 3pm.

    CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…LINCOLN CITY…NEWPORT…FLORENCE…
    VENETA
    430 AM PDT SAT OCT 15 2016

    …HIGH WIND WARNING FOR THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST AND THE CENTRAL
    COAST RANGE OF OREGON IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
    5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON…

    THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
    5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE SATURDAY MORNING.

    * BEACHES AND HEADLANDS: SOUTH WINDS 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75
    MPH.

    * COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND SHELTERED AREAS: SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35
    MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH.

    * HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE: SOUTH WINDS 40 TO 50 MPH WITH
    GUSTS TO 75 MPH.

    * TIMING OF PEAK WINDS: BETWEEN 10 AM AND 3 PM.

    * IMPACTS: BROKEN AND DOWNED TREE LIMBS COULD GET ENTANGLED
    WITH POWER LINES…CREATING POWER OUTAGES. ANY TREE DEBRIS
    ON ROADS MAY HINDER TRAVEL. ALSO…TREES COULD BE TOPPLED…
    ESPECIALLY SHALLOW ROOTED TREES AND TREES THAT IN HIGHLY
    EXPOSED LOCATIONS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
    OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
    OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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