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Much of Wedgwood, Maple Leaf without power – more winds to come

Posted by Mike on November 2nd, 2013

10:15 a.m. Seattle City Light now has around 18,000 customers without power in this morning’s windstorm, with about 3,000 of them in the Maple Leaf/Wedgwood area. See current map here.

More is on the way. From the National Weather Service Seattle office:

.NOW…WINDS WILL EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN SHIFT AND INCREASE QUICKLY OUT OF¬† THE WEST BETWEEN NOW AND 1130 AM…AS A STRONG SURGE OF WIND SPREADS DOWN THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA. LOOKS FOR WINDS TO SUDDENLY INCREASE IN SPEED TO NEAR 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH.

STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN LOCATIONS THAT HAVE AN OPEN EXPOSURE  TO THE STRAIT. WINDS THIS STRONG WILL BE CAPABLE OF CAUSING LOCAL POWER OUTAGES AND BLOWING DOWN A FEW TREES. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

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A gusty morning has already led to at least one area of Maple Leaf that has lost power, on 97th between Roosevelt and 15th.

It’s not marked yet on Seattle City Light’s outage map, so please let us know who else is in the dark out there! See comments below.

(Winds to 34 mph so far this a.m. at Maple Leaf Life South.)



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