A peak gust of 87 mph was recorded on a hand held instrument early this afternoon up at Crown Point. I’m on my way to Seaside for the Providence Festival of Trees out there Saturday, but I snapped this pic of the weather geeks hanging out at Vista House, clinging to the “Keely Chalmers High Heel Memorial Rail”. The highest gust recorded on the anemometer up ON the Vista House was 72 mph; now we know it reads a bit lower than what we feel out in the “wind sweet spot” on the south steps of the structure. Other gusts included a 67 mph at Corbett, and 55 up in Troutdale near MHCC. TTD airport recorded a gust to 42 mph. A good east wind event, but it’ll disappear in the next 24 hours as we go back to west wind by Sunday morning at the latest.
Strong east wind returns at several points next week.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen