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RECORD STORM IN AREA

KOMO-TV 4 Seattle reported the following today:
“Winds gusted to a record 69 mph about 1 a.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, breaking the old mark of 65 mph set in 1993. Winds were clocked at 90 mph near Westport on the coast…About 700,000 customers of Puget Sound Energy, the state’s largest private utility, were without power early Friday and about three-fourths of the circuits were down in the company’s nine-county service area, spokesman Roger Thompson said. Some people could be without power for as long as three days, said Dorothy Bracken, a Puget Sound Energy spokeswoman…Nearly an inch of rain fell in one hour Thursday at the weather service’s north Seattle office. The total rainfall of 2.17 inches was a record for the date, breaking the old record of 1.24 inches set in 2002…
[Selected] Peak Gusts From The Storm
* Vail: 76 mph
* Seattle (Sea-Tac Airport): 69 mph
* Tacoma: 69 mph
* Montesano: 68 mph
* Seattle (Alki Beach): 67 mph
* Seattle (Magnolia): 58 mph
* Hoquiam: 58 mph
* La Conner: 58 mph
* Seattle (Boeing Field): 56 mph
* Shelton: 53 mph
* Olympia: 53 mph
* Renton: 51 mph”

Posted by Steve on December 15, 2006 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

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