It was a wild weekend of winds across the west, and we will continue to see gusty conditions into the middle of the workweek.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 8, 2019
High winds resulted in downed trees and power lines, and left many customers without power across the northwest region.
WATCH OUT! Wild wilds Saturday night in Vancouver, WA resulted in jaw dropping scenes like this! There were reports of nearly 100,000 people out of power as a result. With gusty winds, ALWAYS be prepared for power outages and stay away from downed or hanging wires.
Posted by WeatherNation on Sunday, January 6, 2019
Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings remain in place for parts of California, Oregon, Southeast, and across the North Central region the next couple of days.
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 7, 2019
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you are in an advisory, and how to prepare before the winds start to howl.
When you hear "Wind Advisory" or "High Wind Warning," you need to take action just as you do with any other warning. Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo has some very important tips you should follow this week if you're expecting gusty winds.
Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, January 7, 2019
For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo