Wind graphs, stats, and wind forecast for Long Beach, WA
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Wind Current Average Speed: 6.5 mph, Max Average Speed Today: 14.1 mph SSW at 1:11 PM
Max Gust Last Hour: 10.0 mph
Max Gust Today: 18.0 mph at 11:51am
Max Gust Yesterday: 15.0 mph SE at 9:40 AM
Max Gust Year: 46.0 mph on 4/5/2013
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The SW Washington Coast has periodic wind storms from the months of October to March. The storms we get here mostly have strong south winds and heavy rain. High wind warnings are issued by the National Weather Service prior to these wind storms with very good accuracy. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. The strongest wind storms on our coast are likely to happen November to February. The most memorable damaging wind storm since the Columbus Day Storm was in December 2007, The Great Goastal Gayle of December 1-3, 2007.
The Long Beach Weather Station location on 81st and Sandridge is considered in the "coastal communities", not along the "beaches and headlands" where the high winds are always stronger. During a High Wind Warning event, this station might record a 21 MPH average with 40 MPH gusts when the more exposed beach headland location like Cape Disappointment might record a 48 MPH average with 60 MPG gusts. These ranges can vary slightly depending on the strength and duration of the storm. During the December 2007 storm, this station recorded three solid days of a 35-40 MPH average with 60-70 MPH gusts. The power to the whole peninsula went out during the first few hours of the storm. There was significant tree and roof damage in the area, roads were blocked with downed trees and power was out and for several days to a couple weeks depending on location. A 58 MPH gust totally destroyed a $800 Costco plastic 8x10 foot storage shed in my back yard.