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November 12, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Thousands remain without power

UPDATE: 10 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has restored power to nearly 200,000 customers, but 19,000 are still without power. Power should be restored to most customers by Thursday, PSE said. Crews will continue working overnight. UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has brought in crews from Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington to help…

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November 6, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Downpour in the city and high winds on Washington coast, NW interior

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m. | High winds hit the Washington coast and northwest interior Thursday causing outages for more than 14,000 Puget Sound Energy customers alone. The National Weather Service reported gusts of 63 mph at Destruction Island, 41 at Hoquiam, 57 at Port Townsend, 54 at Bellingham and 52 at Whidbey Island. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says…

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October 27, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Beautiful sunrise, but more rain headed to Washington

Orange and red hues painted the sky this morning during a reprieve from fall storms. The National Weather Service says the remnants of former Hurricane Ana, which doused Hawaii last week, will bring another round of rain and wind to Western Washington Monday night and Tuesday morning. Forecasters say it won’t be as strong as the…

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September 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

That was not an eruption: Winds kick up St. Helens dust

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pilot observed light volcanic ash in the air Thursday near Mount St. Helens. The Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver says there is no eruptive activity at the mountain. A spokeswoman, Carolyn Driedger, said Friday the ash was kicked up by high winds — a common phenomenon at St. Helens, Mount Hood…

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February 12, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Two customers still without power in Seattle-area

Update 9:25 a.m.: Seattle City Light says that two customers in Burien remain without power this morning. A City Light spokesman said power is expected to restored shortly before 11:30 a.m. Update 7 a.m.: Seattle City Light estimates about 3,500 customers are still without power in Northeast Seattle after a tree caused an outage. Seattle City Light said power…

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January 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Crews working to restore power knocked out by winds

Power crews from Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy are working to restore power to thousands of customers after high winds swept through the area early this morning, causing weather-related outages. In Seattle, 28,000 customers lost power when high winds rolled through around 5 a.m., but within a couple hours, power had been restored to…

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January 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Seattle forecast: Heavy winds, rain tonight; thunderstorms tomorrow

Get ready to be blown away by the weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind watch for the Seattle area, saying the region can expect winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour beginning this evening with gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour after midnight. There will be a lull in…

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September 30, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Tornado does damage in Pierce County, mountain snow on way

A large metal door was blown off and sucked back into this structure, and the roof torn off during a tornado that struck Pierce County about 7 a.m. Monday in Frederickson, near Puyallup. This building is part of EnCon and is where rebar cages are assembled to be used in the Highway 99 tunnel project. (Seattle Times photo by Ken Lambert)

A large metal door was blown off and sucked back into this structure, and the roof torn off during a tornado that struck Pierce County about 7 a.m. Monday in Frederickson, near Puyallup. This building is part of EnCon and is where rebar cages are assembled to be used in the Highway 99 tunnel project. (Seattle Times photo by Ken Lambert)

UPDATE 12:10 pm.: One of the businesses hit by the tornado is FPS EnCon, which produces semi-circular concrete liners for the Highway 99 tunnel project in Seattle.

Matt Delp, who works as a fabricator at EnCon where rebar cages are assembled, said that just before the tornado hit, “Everything went silent, then it went boom.”

He said he could barely move under the pressure of the tornado and when he could, he got down low.

UPDATE 11:45:  A Boeing spokesman said one of the company’s buildings at Frederickson received slight damage, and workers had been told to “shelter in place” during the peak of the winds.

That order was lifted by late this morning. Workers at the plant were being advised to report for their regular shifts,  but to use caution because branches and other debris was still being cleared from the road near the building,

UPDATE 9 a.m. : The tornado ripped a hole of 10 to 12 feet across at a Northwest Door manufacturing plant on Canyon Road in Frederickson. An employee in the company’s Tacoma office said power was out at the Frederickson location and debris was scattered over a wide area. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

UPDATE 8:30 A.M.:  A tornado that damaged roofs and rail cars was reported about 7 a.m. in the Frederickson, Pierce

County, area.   Steve Reedy of the National Weather Service said the tornado appears to have been isolated, and not part of widespread wind and rain crossing over the Puget Sound area.  The area impacted by the tornado is southeast of Tacoma.

The tornado was reported to have damaged a Boeing manufacturing site. A Boeing spokesman who did not know the extent of damage said the facility produces aluminum wing components for a variety of aircraft models, as well as composite parts for the 777 and 787.

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February 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Another windy rain-snow day in Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters say a cold front that moved into the Northwest overnight will bring more winds, rain and mountain snow today to Western Washington and a mix of rain and snow in Eastern Washington. One overnight gust of 52 mph was recorded at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the National Weather Service says…

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