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How windy is it in Ocean Shores? Now we know...

How windy is it in Ocean Shores? Now we know...
Storm hits Ocean Shores in November, 2007. By Flickr user MiK.
If you want to know how windy it is along the coast, we mainly have to rely on Airport gauge locations in Hoquiam, Forks and Astoria, although we do get some occasional spotter reports from other coastal towns.

But now, we can add another important city to the list that will report wind speed on a constant basis: Ocean Shores

The National Weather Service installed a new weather station in conjunction with the Grays Harbor PUD. It's located on the PUD microwave tower 30 feet above the ground and will report wind speed and gusts every 10 minutes.

You can find the data on their new Ocean Shores wind page