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Stormy weather blows out of Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) - The stormy weather has blown out of Washington, leaving tens of thousands of residents without power.
    
The National Weather Service says a landslide risk continues Friday in Western Washington.
    
Forecasters expect a calmer weekend with some sunshine and a return next week to occasional rain showers and mountain snow across the state.
    
Winds reached 49 mph Thursday night at Sea-Tac Airport, 62 mph at Paine Field in Everett and 69 at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
    
Puget Sound Energy says outages peaked about 1 a.m. Friday at 105,000. Crews worked through the night to restore power and had the number down to about 59,000 by 5 a.m.
    
Winds also brought down scaffolding at six-story apartment building under construction in Redmond. A falling tree hit a propane tank and started a fire at the Red Wind Casino near Olympia.

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