Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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NPWPDT

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
146 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FOR GRANDE RONDE VALLEY...

.A TIGHT SURFACE PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE GRADIENT HAS PRODUCED
HIGH WINDS IN LADD CANYON. VERY WINDY CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANDE
RONDE VALLEY WILL PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

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GRANDE RONDE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE...ELGIN...LA GRANDE
146 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST WEDNESDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM
PST THURSDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH LADD AND PYLES
  CANYONS. ELSEWHERE 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH TODAY
  INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH AFTER 6 PM TONIGHT.

* TIMING...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SOUTHERN PART
  OF THE GRANDE RONDE VALLEY INCLUDING LADD AND PYLES CANYON AND
  TOWN OF UNION TODAY. STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD TO THE NORTHERN
  PART OF THE VALLEY BY THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL DECREASE
  WEDNESDAY MORNING...BUT STILL REMAIN STRONG ENOUGH FOR A WIND
  ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE CROSS WINDS AND AREAS OF
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER
  MILE AT TIMES. THIS WILL MAKE DRIVING VERY HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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