TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/WEATHER: Windy Monday morning; more on the way

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6:35 AM: As predicted, the wind has kicked up. No incidents reported so far. One transit alert:

Please let us know about any weather/traffic trouble you see (including power outages), when you can do so safely – text/call 206-293-6302. Thank you.

7 AM: Still no incidents/outages – one person reports a Comcast outage in Belvidere, no way to know if it’s weather-related but they want to remind you to report cable outages too so repair crews will be dispatched quicker. Meantime, the wind advisory is in effect through 7 tonight.

8:05 AM: At least where we are, the wind has quieted somewhat, for now. Still no local incidents reported.

8:23 AM: This is apparently just a break in the wind – the NWS has upped the alert to a High Wind Warning, with possible gusts to 60 mph, in effect through 9 tonight.

9:52 AM: Crash reported, three vehicles, with at least one person hurt, on NB Highway 99 at Yesler.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/WEATHER: Windy Monday morning; more on the way"

  • Jort November 13, 2017 (9:18 am)

    The wind at about 2:10 a.m. was tremendous at the Jort Castle. I’d never seen anything quite like it.    

  • Eddie November 13, 2017 (9:56 am)

    Peak wind gust overnight at my place was 42 mph, also at 2:10am. West of Alaska junction.

  • Patrick November 13, 2017 (10:59 am)

    The wind overnight was associated with a strong cold front and very strong “LLWS” (Low Level Wind Shear) out ahead of the “Parent Low” offshore that will bring even stronger winds to the area this afternoon. 

    As the Low offshore moves inland near Tofino, BC the gradient between KBLI and KPDX will increase to roughly 13mb but aided by a “Lee Low” over the NE part of the Olympic Mts. further aiding the low level flow down to the surface and over the inland waters around the metro area thus the upgrade to the High Wind Warning. 

    • WSB November 13, 2017 (11:03 am)

      Thanks for the backstory! Looking to the west/northwest through the trees, looks like more showers might be headed this way too.

      • WSB November 13, 2017 (11:04 am)

        I don’t think G-1 is flying right now and this isn’t really TV material unless things are massively slow out there (which with the wind they’re not – lots of trees down in points west and north) so that may have been some other helicopter – not seeing anything on flight tracker right now.

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