We dodged a bullet - Typhoon Songda

Saturday, October 15, 2016

After everyone braced for the worst, at the last minute the remnants of Typhoon Songda changed course, weakened and went north and west of the forecasted track up the I-5 corridor.

It made landfall on mid-Vancouver Island instead of the northern tip of the Olympic peninsula.

WeatherWatcher Carl Dinse says that the winds only got up to 40mph with the highest gusts at North City Elementary and Central Market.

He will write a full report for tomorrow's edition.

We had only two areas lose power - one because of a tree in Lake Forest Park and the other, unexplained, was in Shoreline near 145th. Both have been repaired and power restored.

The TV stations have closed their storm centers, King County has closed its emergency management site, and everyone on alert has stood down.

Sump pumps and generators can go back into storage and we are all much further on the path to Emergency Preparedness.

The north end of Shoreline was milder than usual, with no rain, and no wind. The south end reportedly picked up some rain and some mild wind gusts.

The Seahawks game is on for Sunday, and all the Saturday events have been rescheduled.

Back to normal.


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