Another storm batters Western Washington

Another storm batters Western Washington

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 16 at 8:52 PM

A second strong weekend storm brought high winds and dumped a lot of rain on Western Washington Sunday. Wind gusts topped 60 mph in some areas.

Heavy rain began moving in during the afternoon. Wind gusts:

  • Aberdeen 52 mph
  • Bellingham 50 mph
  • Hoquiam 49 mph
  • Everett 39 mph
  • Renton 26 mph
  • Tacoma Narrows 35 mph
  • Bellingham 46 mph
  • Oak Harbor 63

Scattered power outages were reported both Saturday and Sunday across Western Washington. Get power outage and utility information

A record rainfall of 0.74 inches was set in Seattle on Saturday, breaking the old record of 0.50 set in 1994.

Wind gusts to 60 mph were forecast for the coast on Sunday, and gusts between 40 and 50 mph in the Puget Sound area. Futurecast

Up to 3 inches of rain was expected in the Skokomish River basin in Mason County. That has prompted a flood warning is in effect for the Skokomish River. The forecast is for the river to reach a crest of 17 feet late Monday morning.

A flood watch is in effect for Grays Harbor, Lewis and Thurston counties

A foot of new snow fell in the Cascades Saturday and up to 3 feet of snow is expected by Monday with wind gusts 50 45 mph.

Traveling conditions will be slow and difficult in the passes, and avalanches in some back country areas are possible.

Cooler air will move in this week, possibly lowering snow levels to around 1,000 to 1,500 feet. Some wet snow may fall on some of the higher hills, with daytime highs dropping back to the low to mid 40's.

Check the latest traffic conditions anytime with the Seattle Traffic App and weather with the Seattle Weather App.

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