Banks, Power, Weather

National Weather Service warns of high winds Monday night, Tuesday morning

Power lines on NW Clapshaw Hill Road. photo: Chas Hundley

Update, 2:19 p.m. Tuesday Oct 29: The Portland NWS has extended the wind advisory to 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"Most frequent gusts up to 45 mph will occur in the east Metro nearer the Gorge, but can't rule out periodic gusts 40-45 mph across the rest of the area," the agency stated.

PORTLAND -  The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued an advisory for the greater Portland metro area and the Oregon Coast, noting that sustained eastern winds of 15 - 25 miles per hour, with gusts of wind 40 to 50 miles per hour might be expected from 7 p.m. Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday to 10 p.m. Tuesday . . .

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