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Good meeting this afternoon, ran some errands and had a Costco hot-dog for dinner. Came home and passed some linemen working on a downed power line. The house had been without electricity for a couple of hours. Had some strong winds come through just after I left for town and a branch came off a tree.

Looks like Anacortes and Blaine took the brunt of the wind - about 1,000 people still without power in Anacortes and 500 in Blaine. 82 seperate incidents listed as still being open with Puget Sound Energy. Maple Falls still shows 144 out.

Cliff Mass has the details:

Major Marine Push Occurring Right Now
8 PM UPDATE

This is really turning into a very unusual (and strong) onshore push event. Over 10,000 customers have lost power in Western Washington (see PSE map)

The wind gusts were amazing...several locations in the central and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca got to 50-60 mph--even southward into Puget Sound.  Exposed area in the Cascades gusted to 60-80 mph.

And the forecast for tomorrow:

Tomorrow will be much cooler day, with temperatures falling back into the mid-60s.  But don't get rid of your sunscreen and shorts yet...the ridge of high pressure will rebuild later this week and temperatures will quickly surge into the 70s and low 80s by this weekend.

Good - planning to do some spraying in the garden. This will be perfect weather for that activity.

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