Weather Alerts for Whatcom

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch

Areas Affected:
Admiralty Inlet Area - Everett and Vicinity - San Juan County - Western Skagit County - Western Whatcom County
Effective: Wed 8:00 am Updated: Tue 9:30 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed 9:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through
Wednesday evening.
* WIND...Southeast and south winds will increase Wednesday
morning and persist into early Wednesday evening. Sustained wind
speeds of 20 to 35 mph are possible, with gusts of 40 to 50
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Everett, Port Townsend, Whidbey
Island, Anacortes, the San Juan Islands, Bellingham.
* TIMING...Winds will increase Wednesday morning, peak on
Wednesday afternoon, then ease on Wednesday evening.
* IMPACTS...Winds of this magnitude can cause tree damage and
scattered 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.

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
wind event. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Hydrologic Outlook  HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK   Hydrologic Outlook

Areas Affected:
Clallam - Grays Harbor - Island - Jefferson - King - Kitsap - Lewis - Mason - Pierce - San Juan - Skagit - Snohomish - Thurston - Whatcom
Effective: Mon 3:48 pm Updated: Tue 9:30 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Tue 4:00 pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Possible

...Heavy Rainfall will Give a Threat of Flooding to Portions of
Western Washington Wednesday or Thursday...
Some lowland flooding is possible at times Wednesday afternoon
through Thursday morning as a period of heavy rain hits the
lowlands of Western Washington. Drainage is likely to be poor due
falling leaves blocking drains. The most likely locations to see
some flooding are low spots on the roadways and underpasses.
The threat of river flooding has decreased. At this time it
appears that only the Skokomish River in Mason County has any
threat of flooding, and the threat there is low.
Please continue to monitor latest forecasts since conditions can