Storm’s one-two punch starts hitting Northwest

Bothell roadblock
Bothell police reported that State Route 527 was closed in both directions due to a tree that fell into power lines. (Credit: Bothell Police via Twitter)

The first of two big storm fronts swept through the Pacific Northwest today, leaving tens of thousands without power in Western Washington and stirring up a tornado on the Oregon Coast. And that’s just the start.

The second storm, representing the remnants of Pacific Typhoon Songda, is expected to hit with greater force on Oct. 15, said Art Gaebel, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Seattle.

“It’s going to get pretty blustery,” he told GeekWire.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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