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May Storm Bringing Strong Winds to Washington

SEATTLE (AP) _ The National Weather Service says a strong May storm is bringing high winds to the Washington coast and northwest Washington.

The Weather Service's Carl Cerniglia in Seattle says a 43 mile-per-hour gust was reported Wednesday afternoon at Hoquiam with a gust of 62 mph off the central Washington coast at Destruction Island. Gig Harbor near Tacoma had a gust of 47 mph.

The high winds were accompanied by driving rain after a clear, sunny morning in the Seattle area.

The Coast Guard warned boaters to secure their boats and beach walkers to beware of high surf.

The Weather Service forecast 20-35 mph winds with gusts of 40-55 mph, gradually easing after midnight. The weather system was expected to bring rain to Eastern Washington and low temperatures in the 30s.

 

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