Powerful winds bring down trees, leave thousands without power

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More 175,000 customers are without power from a storm with wind and rain that began Sunday and has continued into Monday evening.

PHOTOS: Storm brings down trees, cuts power

Power outages dipped on Monday morning, but they jumped up again in the afternoon after a Wind Advisory was upgraded to a High Wind Warning around 8 a.m. See map of power outages here.

High Wind Warning

The High Wind Warning was in effect until 9 p.m. Monday. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected, and some wind gusts have been recorded as high as 60 MPH.

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Some affected locations are the I-5 metro corridor from Lewis county north to Snohomish county. It includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton and Olympia. 

KIRO 7 Meteorologists Nick Allard and Morgan Palmer said the strongest winds late Monday afternoon and settle down after 7 p.m. 

Scroll down to continue reading and see a real-time incidents log. 


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A high-wind warning has also been issued for the Admiralty Inlet Area; San Juan County; western Skagit County; western Whatcom County and the Washington coast.

For the coast, the warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday with gusts to 65 mph. For the other areas, the warning lasts until 9 p.m.

"We’ll also be watching for thunderstorms along the coast on Monday, with a slight chance of lightning inland. Rain will be heavy at times and localized urban flooding is possible," Allard said

Some incidents caused by the storm

See incidents by time-stamp this afternoon, and find a collection on incidents from the morning under its respective section.

Monday afternoon: 

[6:36] One person is dead after a tree fell on a car in Renton, and two others are injured, according to authorities. Click here to read more. 

[6:00 p.m.] Crews are working to remove a tree that fell on a home at 188th St. SE in Maltby 

[5:44 p.m.] Lake Stevens High School will be closed Tuesday due to electrical issues related to power outages. 

[5:20 p.m.] A 13-year-old girl was hit by tree in Port Orchard. She is unresponsive, according to Kitsap County authorities. Read what we know now here

[4:40 p.m.] Thousands are without power in Seattle and eastside cities. It's causing so intersections to go dark.

>> Read what to do when driving through a dark intersection here.

 

 

[4:10 p.m.] Trees have fallen into some homes. A tree fell into house in Brier; no injuries. Also in Sammamish a tree fell onto a house, but there is minor damage. 

 

 

[3:30 p.m.] From Lynnwood to Carnation, PSE crews across Western Washington are cleaning up downed trees and trying to restore power. 

 

 

[3:20 p.m.] A Flood Advisory has been issued until 6:15 p.m. for these counties: King, Kitsap, Mason, Snohomish, Island, Clallam, Jefferson.

[3 p.m.] Crews cleaning up downed tree near the Seattle arboretum. 

 

 

[2:30 p.m.] Wind gusts are picking up across the region: 

Destruction Island: 67mph
Ferndale: 58mph
JBLM: 52mph
Discovery Park, Seattle: 52mph
Lopez Island: 50mph

[2 p.m.] High winds and huge waves reported at Alki Beach. 

 

 

[1:30 p.m.] Wild waves crashing on the coast near Grayland. 

 

 

[1 p.m.] A large tree took out out power lines in Mill Creek amid High Wind Warning in Western Washington. 

Monday morning: 

Wires were down and power has been cut to the Inglewood-Finn Hill area of Bothell. The intersection of 216th Street Southeast and Meridian Drive Southeast is closed. Video from the scene showed live wires burning on the road.

In Kirkland, trees came down on power lines early Monday. As of 7 a.m. Kirkland police said trees were still blocking  roads in two places: Juanita Drive near 82nd, and 98th Avenue near 113th  Street. Puget Sound Energy was working to restore power.

 

 

Power was out in for about 3,000 customers in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood a short distance south of Northgate Mall.  

Another outage hit the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Columbia City and Seward Park in South Seattle I-5 to Lake Washington. About 5,000 customers were affected.

In Mason County, flooding from the Skokomish River caused salmon to cross a flooded road. See the video below and then scroll down for the weather forecast for this week.

Weather outlook this week

Tuesday will bring more rain and wind.  The wind will likely be a little weaker, but the rain is expected to be heavier.  The snow level should fall to around 3,000’.
 
Rain continues off and on through the day on Wednesday, but shouldn’t be too heavy.  Showers with occasional sunbreaks Thursday and Friday.
 
More rain likely this weekend.  Snow levels likely climb a little as the air looks to be a little more mild.


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