The rains and the winds that were spawned by Typhoon Songda swept through Western Washington tonight, leaving downed trees and power outages in its wake. But Seattle was spared the brunt of the storm.
“We’re glad the storm passed without significant damage, given the potential outcomes,” the National Weather Service’s Seattle office said in a tweet.
Days earlier, computer models suggested there was a chance that Seattleites could get hit by winds gusting beyond 60 mph. But the storm’s track passed farther west and north than predicted, and winds in the Seattle area weren’t that strong.
That left some wondering what all the fuss was all about.