Strong Winds Coming

Posted October 23, 2021 at 11:57 am by

The Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice is call­ing for strong winds in the islands Sun­day and Monday.

Winds are fore­cast to be strongest at the south end of San Juan and Lopez Islands, with pos­si­ble gusts to 60mph, and per­haps as high as 70mph. Winds will be slight­ly less in oth­er locations.

This amount of wind is usu­al­ly right around where the islands start to see trees and limbs com­ing down. Giv­en that many trees still have their leaves (thanks to the ear­ly rains for that!), decid­u­ous trees could be par­tic­u­lar­ly impacted.

Strong winds are an entire­ly expect­ed and wel­come part of win­ter life in the islands, but the first storm of the sea­son always seems to catch a few islanders by sur­prise. Now is a good time to check your pow­er out­age pre­pared­ness, ensure your chain­saw is oper­a­tional, dou­ble check your dock lines of your boat, and secure any­thing out­doors that might blow around.

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