Wind, Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest, Cause 1 Death
By Doug Esser, Associated Press, November 20, 2012
"Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, and caused at least one death."
"Flood warnings were issued for a handful of western Washington rivers, with moderate flooding expected Tuesday along the Chehalis River in the Centralia area."
"Nearly 2 inches of rain fell in six hours Monday in one Seattle neighborhood — a total that Seattle Public Utilities meteorologist James Rufo-Hill called 'extraordinary.'"
"In Washington, peak storm gusts reached 101 mph on the Megler bridge linking Oregon and Washington and 61 mph at Hoquiam on the Washington coast. They hit 114 mph on isolated Naselle Ridge in the mountains of southwest Washington, the Weather Service reported."
"In Portland, Weather Service meteorologist Kirsten Elson said powerful Northwest storms are not uncommon even as early as November."