Noon update: High wind gust so far here 31 mph. About 100 customers are without power in Maple Leaf, out of 138 citywide, according to Seattle City Light.
The headline on Cliff Mass’ post today is: “Hold on to your hats! Western Washington winds are about to blow!”
Which about tells it.
Winds in Maple Leaf are currently (mostly) in the single digits, but gusts are already sending trash cans blowing across the street.
The forecast: The high winds arrive within the hour (around 10 a.m.), and should blow steadily between 2o-30 mph. Gusts, however, are forecast to hit 44 mph here.
Mass: “So batten down the hatches and get ready…the wind is about to blow. City Light and the other utilities should get read…some folks are about to lose their power.”