Strongest South Wind This Winter

January 11, 2014

Somehow I slept through it…I must be slipping in my old age.  Portland had a peak gust of 45 mph around 3am with the cold front; the strongest wind gust in over a year here.  That doesn’t mean a whole lot since our storms have been very weak the past few years.  Here are some other speeds around the metro area:

PLOT_Wind_Metro_PeakGusts

Luckily I see very few power outages, less than 10,000 out of power this morning.  We’ll see more strong gusts as heavy showers roll through the next few hours.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen