Strong winds on Thursday could lead to power outages and tree damage, as part of this First Weather Warning event.
SEATTLE – The first ferocious gale of the season is brewing west of Washington.
Due to strong winds, the Seattle National Weather Service has issued a Wind Alert through 5 p.m. for parts of western Washington. Wind Advisory comes from Everett north along Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the North Coast near the strait.
Strong winds are underway and are expected to continue into the afternoon, potentially leading to power outages and toppled tree branches, as part of this First Weather Warning event.
KING 5 triggered the First Alert for this event, which could affect life, property or travel in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the day, First Alert Weather Teams will provide you with the latest information to keep you and your family safe.
Wind gusts on Thursday morning reached peaks of 50 mph in some areas.
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Areas on the Wind Alert will see the strongest gusts with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. In some more extreme cases, winds can blow up to 50 mph. Priority areas for the strongest gusts are those closest to the water.
The Seattle Metro is not included in Wind Advice but gusts of up to 35 mph are possible for Seattle and areas further south.
The strongest winds are expected to continue through late Thursday afternoon.
Strong gusts will subside late Thursday night through Thursday night.
Thunderstorm forecast for midday Thursday
Thunderstorm forecast for Thursday afternoon
The impact of the wind
Wind gusts can break branches and topple some trees, resulting in power outages.
While widespread power outages are not expected and these winds are not unusual for this time of year, it was the first large-scale gust to combine with canopy leaves are still on the trees and some trees are stressed by the dry summer, there is a risk for some trees to be damaged and lose power.
https://www.king5.com/article/weather/wind-advisory-timeline-western-washington/281-2e467872-7685-4f89-912a-a43f079731b8 Wind Advisory in effect for parts of western Washington Thursday