Just checking in on the observations at 7pm wondering where the wind is like most of the rest of you!
It sure hit Salem with a gust to 47 mph, stronger than yesterday’s wind, but pretty quiet here in the metro area right now. The low pressure system is definitely making landfall a bit farther north than we expected which also means a bit farther away from us too. The center is pretty obvious on the water vapor satellite imagery:
As a result wind probably won’t be any stronger than what we saw yesterday…gusts stay under 50 mph. Whatever we get, it’ll be decreasing after 9pm.
Update to the update: Of course right after I posted this (now it’s 7:16pm), I see Astoria got nailed with a strong wind gust around 60 mph just as the cold front passed overhead! That’s the strongest of the day…there is still some life left in this thing. We’ll see what happens in the next 2 hours as the cold front moves inland. Generally the strongest wind occurs with the pressure jump (cold front) with these systems.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen