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High wind watch in effect

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON.

* VERY STRONG...POSSIBLY DAMAGING...SOUTH WINDS MAY DEVELOP IN
  ASSOCIATION WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT...OVER PORTIONS OF INTERIOR
  WESTERN WASHINGTON. IN THE WINDIEST AREAS LIKE THE NEAR THE
  ENTRANCES TO THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA...NEAR LAKE LAWRENCE AND
  OTHER AREAS OPEN TO SOUTHERLY WINDS...THE WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED
  TO INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* EXPECT THE POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS TO SUBSIDE BEHIND THE COLD
  FRONT LATE FRIDAY EVENING.

* THE VERY STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT IN SOME POWER OUTAGES ACROSS
  PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO POWER
  LINES BEING DAMAGED BY TREE LIMBS. SOME OF THE REGIONS TREES
  HAVE BEGUN TO LEAF OUT ALREADY...WHICH COULD ADD TO THE
  POTENTIAL FOR WIND DAMAGE TO OCCUR.

National Weather Service

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