Wind causes damage - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wind causes damage

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gusts as high as 56 miles an hour were recorded in Eastern Washington Thursday morning, toppling trees and causing power outages.

A 56 mile-an-hour gust was recorded  Thursday morning 13 miles west of Moses Lake, according to the National Weather Service.  Spokane's Felt's Field saw gusts up to 48 miles-an-hour, and a 53 miles-an-hour gusts hit Pullman.

The wind caused trees to fall over in north Spokane.  At Wall and Rockwell, workers were called out around noon to remove a huge tree that had fallen across the road. The road was later reopened.

Someone else reported seeing a car port blow over in Northwest Spokane.

By noon, Avista all of the major power companies locally reported outages.

KHQ Local News Meteorologist Julia Sandstrom said strong winds would continue throughout the day Thursday, with gusts upwards of 60 miles-an-hour in many places. Travelers should expect thunderstorms, blowing dust in open areas and blizzard-like conditions on mountain passes. Traction tires are required on mountain passes, where one to two feet of snow is expected to fall by Friday morning.

 

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