We live near the boundary of the Willapa Hills and Lower Columbia forecast zones. One has a High Wind Warning, the other a Wind Advisory. Boundaries do that, and we must have boundaries! It doesn't really matter though, as our home is strongly sheltered from the south wind - we will hear it and its effects, but feeling those winds is unlikely except as they swirl around the highest areas to reach us.
I planted several of our potted plants yesterday, feeling like one warm day followed by an inch or more of rain might settle them in nicely. Our wood wall now has a sunflower, bush and rock roses as well as our potted daphne are now in place. The exceptionally dry ground did not wish to yield but I put them in place and gave them an advance sprinkle Hopefully they will enjoy the rain on their leaves as well as their roots.
UPDATE - here's how well the south wind is blocked here. The hilltop behind us shows the firs waving in the strong breeze, but we recorded no south winds at all! Unless one of those trees is uprooted and hurled about 30 feet horizontally, we just won't know about wind storms from the south..