by Chris Scragg
Puget Sound Weather Geek
If the transition from summer to fall felt like a comfortable adjustment, then buckle up; because this weekend will make you feel like you stepped into December…in 2006.
The typical hallmarks of stormy weather are expected this weekend; incessant heavy rain, blustery winds and dark days. Saturday however, may bring more than the typical Northwest storm.
There are two options provided by the weather models:
- Former Typhoon Songda swings north. Fierce winds batter the Oregon and Washington Coasts, but winds further inland are much less intense.
- The center of the storm landfalls on Vancouver Island, sucking strong winds into the Puget Sound causing much damage to the region.
This has the potential to be an historically catastrophic windstorm for the Northwest – the effects could be similar to the major Hanukkah Eve windstorm of December 2006.
Meteorologists have not yet issued warnings due to the lack of certainty in the forecast.
My advice: prepare for the worst case scenario and stock up supplies.
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