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Active weather brings 90 mph gusts to Pacific County

Published on November 13, 2017 9:05AM

Last changed on November 14, 2017 4:59PM

Grounded by the first windstorm of the season, seagulls on Nov. 13 tried to steer clear of an eye-stinging cloud of sand on the Bolstad beach approach.

NATALIE ST. JOHN/nstjohn@chinookobserver.com

Grounded by the first windstorm of the season, seagulls on Nov. 13 tried to steer clear of an eye-stinging cloud of sand on the Bolstad beach approach.

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In a display of multi-agency cooperation, the crew at U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, the National Motor Lifeboat School, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Parks and local citizens worked together to clear a tree which had fallen across the Cape Disappointment State Route 100 loop highway Monday. Their team work cleared the road just in time for Coast Guard crews to make it home for dinner. The tree was one of several downed by Monday’s windstorm.

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In a display of multi-agency cooperation, the crew at U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, the National Motor Lifeboat School, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Parks and local citizens worked together to clear a tree which had fallen across the Cape Disappointment State Route 100 loop highway Monday. Their team work cleared the road just in time for Coast Guard crews to make it home for dinner. The tree was one of several downed by Monday’s windstorm.

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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.



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