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Weekend Forecast: Windy Weather!

The Nation Weather Service has released a High Wind Warning for the Portland/Vancouver area this weekend. You can see details in the image below.

You can see the current forecast at https://www.weather.gov/pqr/

Winds:
Sustained: 25-35 mph
Gusts: 40-45 mph


Do not call 9-1-1 for downed trees or power lines unless there is an immediate life or safety issue. This is the first big wind of the year so you may see downed trees and power lines. Do not approach downed power lines.

Make sure to keep your phones and other devices charged in case of power outages.

To report power outages or downed power lines call Clark County Public Utilities at 360-992-8000.

You can report fallen trees to your local Public Works Office.

Do You Have an Eye on the Sky?

The National Weather Service is once again in the process of conducting training for our volunteer weather spotters in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. 

The training session will be held next week, on the evening of Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00-8:30 pm at Clark County Fire & Rescue’s Dollar Corner Station #26, located at 21609 NE 72nd Avenue in Battle Ground.

The training is for people who want to become part of our network of volunteer weather spotters as well as refresher training for existing weather spotters. They will be trained how to recognize cloud features and other weather phenomena that can produce severe weather as well as the criteria for reporting these elements to our office. This information is directly used in our warning program to help protect lives and property of our citizens. The training is free and open to the general public.

Here is a flyer the program  ….if you are interested in participating in reporting weather-based events as a Weather Spotter, this class is for you.  Now is the time to determine your role in our local community, participating in training is an excellent way to explore your interests and help others!

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