WeatherWatcher: Forecast, back to back wind events

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Forecast: Calmer weather is ahead after last week's stormy weather. Monday through Tuesday night we have mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers, highs around the mid 50's and lows in the 40's. Wednesday through next weekend we are expecting mostly sunny weather with highs in the lower-mid 50's, lows ranging from the low 40's and upper 30's.

Last week we had a series of storms, and atmospheric rivers impact the region. We actually didn't get as much rain as other areas did because of the Olympic Mountain rain shadow.  We had two wind events. Both mainly impacted Snohomish County but the southern edge of the winds reached parts of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

Thursday night a wind event peaked around 11:30pm with gusts at the Richmond Beach station reaching 35 mph. No wind advisory was issued for this storm. Saturday night a better forecasted storm impacted the area. This one earned a wind advisory issued Saturday morning for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Gusts were expected to reach between 35mph and 45mph. Once again the Richmond Beach station recorded a gust of 35mph at 1:11am PDT Sunday morning.

The winds probably didn't seem as bad the second time around because it was about the same speeds as our Thursday night storm. Saturday night's storm had wind gusts further apart from each other than Thursday night's storm. Trees and tree limbs that would have problems in these winds have already been pruned out by Thursday's storm so power outages were probably small, scattered or nonexistent.

October averaged about 0.8°F colder than normal, with below normal rainfall to end the month.

Here are the rain graphs for October:

Here's the daily high and low temperature graph for October:

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