Gusty winds knock out power to thousands in Western Washington

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At least 5,000 customers lost power early Friday morning as strong, gusty winds moved through Western Washington. Power outage resources

There were not widespread reports of damage, but at least a couple homes in Everett were hit by falling trees. Another downed tree blocked Highway 160 in Port Orchard.

The winds also temporarily closed the Hood Canal Bridge.


Southerly winds were gusting in the 40-50 mph range at the peak, but were dying down as the morning wore on and are expected to diminish Friday afternoon.

Winds turned westerly through the passes overnight raising snow levels to around 5,000 feet with rain for the highway passes. Warmer temperatures combined with the large amounts of cold snow we have received in the past week have created a high avalanche danger in the mountains. Check pass reports 

The weekend will see more rain moving in on Saturday with showers Sunday and daytime highs rising into the mid-50s. Snow levels will bounce around between 4-6,000 feet over the weekend and on into next week.

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