Rain, Wind Causing Power Outages and Airport Delays in Western Washington State | Washington News
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – A wet wave from the Pacific moving westward from Washington brings rain and wind to the area, causing power outages and delays at airports.
The Seattle National Weather Service said on Friday 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible for most areas of the lowlands through Sunday with higher amounts along the coast and in the mountains.
A wind advisory was also in effect Friday night in northwest Washington. On Friday evening, a strong wind warning was issued for parts of Jefferson, Island and western Skagit counties. The highest wind speed sighting was on Whidbey Island at 47 mph with gusts to 63 mph, the National Weather Service said on Twitter.
Puget Sound Energy was reporting more than 37,000 customers with power outages at 6:45 p.m. Friday, mainly west of Everett on the Whidbey and Camano Islands to the Bellingham area. Snohomish Public Utilities reported more than 5,000 customers without power, while Seattle City Light said only 28 customers reported power outages.
KING-TV reported that at 5:30 p.m. Friday, some arriving flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were delayed due to high winds.
The National Weather Service also issued flash flood watch for parts of north-central Washington from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
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