LONG BEACH — Gusts to nearly 90 mph Monday signaled the start of active storm season on the south Washington coast.
A storm Pacific storm brought gusts to 72 mph overnight Sunday, before the main show arrive during daylight hours. A gust of 89 mph was recorded at Naselle’s Radar Ridge at 12:43 p.m., with sustained winds above 50 mph. Closer to sea level, the wind was gusting to 69 mph early in the afternoon at the south end of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Similar readings were recorded at Cape Disappointment.
Numerous large trees were blown down in Pacific County, with scattered power outages reported.
Seas to 30 feet made for exciting storm watching at Waikiki Beach and other favorite viewing spots in South Pacific County.
Active weather continued Tuesday, with waterspouts possible offshore.