Windy, wet Monday forecast for Clark County

National Weather Service issues a wind advisory

By Craig Brown, Columbian Managing Editor



Clark County residents should prepare for an unusually windy and wet Monday. And that’s under the best of circumstances.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a wind warning for the metro area. There are two possible scenarios as a strong low pressure system develops offshore.

If the heart of the storm moves toward Canada’s Vancouver Island, we’ll avoid the strongest winds. That would leave us with winds gusts from the south at 30 to 40 mph.

If the storm comes closer to us, winds and gusts could be much greater, leading to more power outages, downed tree limbs, fence damage and lost garbage cans.

The winds are expected to moderate on Tuesday, though it will still be rainy and breezy as typical November weather exerts its hold on the region.

Monday’s official forecast for Lahaina, Hawaii, on the island of Maui, is mostly sunny, with a high of 82 degrees and light winds.