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High wind warning issued for the Willamette Valley

Dec 16, 2012

News-Register Staff

A high wind warning remains in effect through noon today for much of the Willamette Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

Guests are expected to be in the 45 to 60 mph range. The strongest winds are expected to be felt throuugh the early morning hours today.

Power disruptions are likely. With saturated ground, winds of this magnitude may topple trees and cause damage. High profile vehicles should be prepared for strong winds.

Several trees were reported down southwest of Amity in the Eola Hills/Skyline Road area around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Yamhill Communications Agency radio traffic.

Motorists need to check travel plans carefully today in light of the storm expected to being rainfall, strong winds and, in the mountain passes, heavy snowfall.

Motorists should expect longer travel times than usual and should check their routes carefully at and local news outlets. 





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