Stuff is getting real now!
Some big gusts out there in the last 30 minutes: 61 at Aurora and McMinnville airports! 49 at Forest Grove, 69 on Chehalem Mtn. I see a 55mph in a neighborhood in Tigard. So we’re getting random strong gusts surfacing at times. Out on Mt. Hebo at 3,000′ a gust to 130 mph too.
Lots of damage reports coming into the newsroom as well. And PGE power outages suddenly jumped up to around 20,000 customers.
Coast still underperforming compared to forecasts.
Hang on the next 2-3 hours during the peak of the wind…
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen