National Weather Service issues high wind warning for Oregon coast and Coast Range

Strong winds slam the Oregon coast in Lincoln City on March 8, 2018. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service in Portland issued a high wind warning for much of the central and north Oregon coast Thursday.

The weather service says the warning is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday for the coast range and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the North Oregon Coast.

Forecasters expect winds out of the south and southwest at about 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts reaching 65 miles per hour.

They say exposed upper slopes and ridges will see the strongest winds.

The winds are expected to grow stronger in the morning and ease in the afternoon.

Experts warn the wind could cause damage to trees and power lines and could make travel difficult.

The impacted areas include:

  • Vernonia
  • Jewell
  • Sunset
  • Summit
  • Lees Camp
  • Trask
  • Grande Ronde
  • Burn Woods
  • Tidewater
  • Swisshome
  • Veneta
  • Astoria
  • Cannon Beach
  • Tillamook
  • Netarts
  • Pacific City
  • Willapa
  • Frances
  • Elk Mountain
  • Ryderwood
  • Raymond
  • Long Beach
  • Ocean Park
  • Naselle
  • Cathlamet
  • Cape Disappointment
  • Lincoln City
  • Newport
  • Cape Foulweather
  • Yachats
  • Florence
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