The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of eastern Washington and northeast Oregon on Thursday. Temperatures will be warming up and the pressure will be dropping, which means gusty winds will be rolling through the Columbia Basin.

Gusty winds are typical this time of year, so with gusts up to 50 mph expected on Thursday (11/4/21) I would be tying down the patio furniture and the dog. Since it’s our first big wind storm of the Fall season I would stay away from areas with clusters of trees – as you might recall, a woman was killed in a local park in 2018 from a falling limb.

The wind and rain will roll in around 11 am and continue into late Thursday night.  Friday looks better with winds 10 to 15 mph and a high around 60.

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