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Gusty, wet end to September

September 30th, 2013 - 6:26am

(Undated) -- A late September storm is bringing heavy rains and high winds to parts of our area.

The strong breezes picked up late yesterday afternoon on the north Olympic Peninsula. By last night strong winds were reported especially in the western part of Clallam County.

Several areas reported scattered power outages.

But the big winds actually didn't develop in the Port Angeles area as had been forecasted.

Meteorologists say the brunt of the storm made landfall farther north and west, sparing many parts of our immediate area from what were forecasted to be winds exceeding 40 miles and hour and gusting to above 60.

The National Weather Service issued high-wind warnings for Sunday night into Monday morning for a region that stretched from the Canadian border to south of Olympia, saying gusts could reach 60 mph.

The gusty weather comes after record rainfall in Western Washington. On Saturday 1.71 inches fell at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, more than double the old record of 0.83 of an inch set in 1948.


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