National Weather Service issues wind, gale advisory for area for Friday

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Posted 9/16/21

National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory for the central and north coast of Washington for 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The advisory also includes the Admiralty Inlet area and …

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National Weather Service issues wind, gale advisory for area for Friday

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National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory for the central and north coast of Washington for 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The advisory also includes the Admiralty Inlet area and Port Townsend.

Southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph — with gusts up to 50 mph — are expected.

Strong, gusty winds may cause power outages, according to forecasters.

The strongest winds are expected immediately along the water.

A small craft advisory has also been issued for Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, and the Hood Canal.

The advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

South winds 20 to 30 knots are expected, and conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

Heavy rain is also in the forecast for Friday, with up to 2 1/2 inches of rain possible in the Quillayute area.

Up to a half inch of rain is forecast for Port Townsend on Friday, with up to three-quarters of an inch of rain possible Friday night.

The National Weather Service has also announced a gale warning for the east entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The gale warning is in effect for 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

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