12/27/11 – High Wind Warning now in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 6 PM PST Wednesday…

* Winds…sustained winds in excess of 40 mph and gusts around 60 mph are expected from late this afternoon into Wednesday evening.

* Timing…winds increase with a warm front this afternoon and continue this evening. Winds will briefly diminish late tonight then strong winds are expected again ahead of a cold front Wednesday into Wednesday evening.

* Locations include: mainly the CAPES…headlands and exposed terrain along the immediate coast.

* Impacts…moderate to heavy rain will accompany the winds…possibly causing power outages along the coast. High profile
vehicles will also be affected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A High Wind Warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph…or gusts of 58 mph or stronger will occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.