windstorm http://kplu.org en Gusty enough to knock down ... branches? a restaurant? http://kplu.org/post/gusty-enough-knock-down-branches-restaurant <p>The type of wind and rainstorm blowing into western Washington has done some amazing damage in the past. Weather expert Cliff Mass is not forecasting anything so huge this weekend, but we will get a &quot;westerly wind surge,&quot; gusty enough to expect some power outages on Whidbey Island.&nbsp;</p><p>Winds could gust to 50 or 60 miles per hour in some parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca -- as a front from the north accelerates down the strait and barrels into Whidbey and the Everett area.</p><p>Two examples that Mass recalls vividly:</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:03:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3177 at http://kplu.org Gusty enough to knock down ... branches? a restaurant? Batten down the hatches! High winds coming http://kplu.org/post/batten-down-hatches-high-winds-coming <p>The <a href="http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/">National Weather Servic</a>e has issued a <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sew&amp;wwa=high%20wind%20warning">high wind warning</a> for the north and central Washington coast through Wednesday night. Be prepared for sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph. High winds can knock down trees and power lines.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 02:48:54 +0000 Dave Meyer 910 at http://kplu.org Batten down the hatches! High winds coming