Cowlitz PUD line crews had a busy Saturday night, dealing with multiple power outages that affected more than 2,900 customers, as that strong storm blew through the region. PUD officials say that the outages started shortly before 11 pm on Friday, and continued until about 7 am on Saturday. Most of the outages took place between 4 and 5 am on Saturday, affecting Castle Rock, Silver Lake, Ryderwood, Lexington and Kalama. Crews were able to work quickly, and had almost all of those outages repaired by 8 am on Saturday.
The Weather Service reported a peak gust of 33 miles an hour at the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, clocked at 6:35 pm on Saturday. A station in West Lexington had a gust of 35, and a station in Rainier had a peak gust of 36 miles an hour at 4:30 Saturday morning. Abernathy Mountain clocked a gust of 67 miles an hour, Cape Disappointment and the Clatsop Spit had 70 mile an hour gusts, and Mount Hebo in Tillamook County had a gust of 80 miles an hour. Kelso had 1.48 inches of rain over the past 48 hours, Castle Rock got just more than two inches of rain, and from Saturday morning until 2 this morning, 20 inches of snow has fallen at June Lake, up near Mt. St. Helens.