Real busy, but I’ll blog again in the next couple hours to wrap things up.
PGE outages appear to have peaked around 85,000, which is similar to the October storm but far short of previous windstorms over the last 20 years. More on that later.
Wind is dying down slowly, but the speeds should really drop off the next two hours.
Portland Airport had a peak gust of 67 mph, which is the strongest in that location since 1971, 1981, 1995, or 2000…depending on how you measure it and who said it! Ahhh, social media… That’s a meteorologically-loaded topic! Should be a fun one to discuss on the blog on the post later.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen