Wind is forecast to begin earnest late Thursday, according to the National Weather Service Office in
"We're expecting rain to be moving into the
"Friday is going to be more typically nasty, not going to be remarkable," he said.
Then comes Saturday.
"Saturday has great potential for a historic windstorm. It's not a slam dunk by any stretch, but the worst case would be a historical windstorm with widespread power outages and damage," Haner said.
However, Haner said, the more likely scenario for
Mass blogs: "A true monster storm, potentially as strong as the most powerful storm in NW history (the
As with the coming storm Saturday, the
Saturday's storm is the remnant of Typhoon Songda.
From late Wednesday through early Friday, 3 or more inches of rain are possible in South Sound.
"There is a 1 in 3 chance of the low center directly crossing some part of
And, just in time for opening weekend for razor clam digging, the storm could generate large waves that could reach 30 feet or higher along the coast.
People are urged to limit calls to 911 for emergencies with danger to life or property, said TCOMM executive director
Flewelling said the dispatch center is prepared to add staff if the situation merits it.
"We're going to wait for the official weather notice," he said.
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