UPDATED — Unseasonably high winds fail to materialize on Peninsula

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Unusually high winds for September blew across the Puget Sound region, but predictions of gusts up to 60 mph on the edges of the North Olympic Peninsula failed to materialize.

National Weather Service reporting stations reported peak winds of 21 mph around 6:50 last night at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles, 46 mph at 7:53 p.m. at Quillayute Airport west of Forks, steady winds in the 20s and 30s mph all afternoon and early evening Sunday in Port Townsend, 18 mph about 1:30 a.m. in Sequim, and 32 mph overnight at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park following one 85 mph gust around 7 last night.

The Weather Service is continuing a high surf warning for the Peninsula's Pacific coast until 11 a.m. today for waves as high as 27 feet.

A small-craft advisory until 5 a.m. Tuesday remains in effect in the Strait of Juan de Fuca for winds of 21-33 knots.

And a snow advisory for up to 12 inches on west-facing slopes of the Olympics is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Storm-related problems were much worse in the Seattle region. Here's a report from our news partner, KOMO News, by Scott Sistek, a Port Angeles native who is a KOMO staff meteorologist:


Last modified: September 30. 2013 10:18AM
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