Severe Weather Alert Issued For Portland Metro Area For Monday Night.

2020 throws yet another fast ball at us. The National Weather Service is issuing high wind warnings for NW Oregon beginning Monday night. Some gusts expected to 60-65mph.

Complete regional forecast here.
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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
908 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

ORZ006-WAZ039-071615-
/O.UPG.KPQR.WI.Y.0002.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
/O.EXA.KPQR.HW.W.0004.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
908 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 1 PM PDT
TUESDAY...


* WHAT...East winds 15 to 30 mph with widespread gusts of 40 to 55
  mph are expected. Locally stronger winds with gusts of 60 to 65
  mph are possible across the West Hills and areas east of the
  Portland and Vancouver Airports.

* WHERE...In Washington, Greater Vancouver Area. In Oregon,
  Greater Portland Metro Area.

* WHEN...From 5 PM Monday to 1 PM PDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Tree limbs and even whole trees will be susceptible to
  being blown down. Be prepared for power outages. Travel will be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles along Interstate
  205.

* FIRE CONCERNS...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire
  spread. Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.