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Thousands Still Without Power in Seattle Area After Storm

14 Nov 2017, 2:11 pm

A major wind storm moved through the West Coast on Monday, lashing areas with wind gusts close to 100 miles-per-hour in spots. That left thousands without power, including well over 100,000 customers at one point Monday night.

As of Monday afternoon, about 25,000 customers in western Washington were without power, according to the city of Seattle and Puget Sound Energy

Some school districts around Seattle closed their doors on Tuesday as a result of the damage and power outages.

Unfortunately, the storm also resulted in at least one death from a fallen tree in Renton, just outside of Seattle.

Enough snow has fallen in Washington’s Cascades that two ski resorts will open for business this week: Mount Baker and Crystal Mountain. More snow is on tap with another storm set to move into the region right on the heels of the first one.

Another storm, however, is brewing for the West Coast on Wednesday and Thursday, and that could last parts of the West with more strong winds. Here’s more on that storm, which could bring winds over 40 miles-per-hour in and around Seattle, with higher gusts a likely bet along the Washington and Oregon coastlines.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this string of storms across the West.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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