UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: As many as 10,000 customers of area utilities were still without power Sunday evening. Puget Sound Energy was working to restore power to about 8,000 customers, mostly in Kitsap County, it said at 6 p.m. Snohomish County Public Utility District had about 2,000 customers affected as of 4 p.m., largely in the southern part of…More
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The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a large tree fell during heavy wind, striking a cyclist and damaging an occupied car. The tree fell Tuesday during the onset of a severe weather system in northwest Oregon. The cyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Occupants of the vehicle were not injured by the falling tree. The tree…More
Lately, Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day — that spring would come early — has been believable in the Pacific Northwest. But now the National Weather Service’s forecast for the first day of spring, Wednesday, includes rain, wind and a chance of snow showers at higher elevations in the Seattle area. A midweek storm, a cold-air…More
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Western Washington from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning. Forecasters say a vigorous rain system will bring southerly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 45 miles per hour. Gusts to 50 mph are possible on the coast and northwest interior. Winds will likely…More