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High Wind Warning for Southeast Washington

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***Wind Warning For:  Central and Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington***

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a high wind warning until 10pm this evening as a strong cold front passes over the area.  South to southwest winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 mph or more by late this afternoon and early evening.

Highest winds will be in well exposed areas and ridge tops. The strong pacific storm moving across the region this afternoon and evening is generating strong winds over portions of Central and Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington.  A high wind warning is issued when sustained winds are expected to be 40 mph or greater with gusts in excess of 58 mph.

These winds can easily toss loose objects around and down large tree limbs and power lines. Those venturing outdoors should use extreme caution and be alert for flying debris.  Driving may also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.

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