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More than 40K still without power; some areas could see light snow

Nov 7, 2022, 6:28 AM | Updated: 7:08 am
(Snohomish County PUD)...
(Snohomish County PUD)
(Snohomish County PUD)

After heavy rain and high winds arrived in Western Washington, several areas are still dealing with power outages.

Several school districts are running late or are closed due to ongoing power outages. See the list here.

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Our next round of weather is bringing cooler temperatures, pockets of snow or wet snow at higher elevations, a wind advisory for a few areas and gusty winds for the rest of the region.

Follow live updates on conditions throughout the day below.

Outage maps:

Live updates:

6 a.m.: Seattle City Light is reporting 65 customers without power, mainly in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Puget Sound Energy has 11,463 customers without power in areas scattered across the Puget Sound region. Snohomish PUD is reporting 32,402 customers without power. There are no current outages in Tacoma Public Utilities’ service area.

4:55 a.m.: Seattle City Light is reporting 65 customers without power, mainly in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Puget Sound Energy has 11,420 customers without power in areas scattered across the Puget Sound region. Snohomish PUD is reporting 32,935 customers without power. There are no current outages in Tacoma Public Utilities’ service area.

More wind and flood alerts are available on our weather alerts page.

Forecast:

winter storm warning is in effect for the following areas until 10 a.m. Monday: Okanogan Highlands-Okanogan Valley-Waterville Plateau-Western Okanogan County-Including the cities of Republic, Wauconda, Bridgeport, Mansfield, Okanogan, Boulder Creek Road, Oroville, Twisp, Omak, Conconully, Disautel Pass, Brewster, Methow, Mazama, Badger Mountain Road, Loup Loup Pass, Sherman Pass, Chesaw Road, Nespelem, Waterville, Inchelium, Winthrop, and Highway 20 Wauconda Summit

Heavy snow is expected in these areas. Strong winds and snow on tree limbs could also down power lines and prompt outages.

MONDAY: Showers continue to move through with cool temps in the 30s. We could see some pockets of snow or wet snow Monday morning either at elevation, say above 500 to 1,500 feet or in anything heavy that could temporarily force the snow level down.

If any snow/wet snow showers pop up, they will be more of a visual distraction vs any real problem. Any minor accumulation would be farther north of Everett or at elevation in the foothills. Still, don’t be surprised if you have some showers that are heavy enough to fall as snow or wet snow briefly all day Monday and Monday night.

It will be gusty out of the northeast, but it will be especially windy over the San Juans, Western Whatcom County and the north coast. We have wind advisories for those areas from 10 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Gusts could be above 50 mph.

That north wind could cause some increasing upslope showers against the northern portion of the Olympics, which may me some more snow in Clallam County compared to others. Highs across the board will be in the low-40s.

TUESDAY: There will still be some lingering mixed showers late Monday night into Tuesday morning. However, we should dry out fairly quickly on Tuesday and clear out for some sunshine! We’ll have very cold overnight temps in the 20s and 30s with sunny and gusty conditions in the afternoons. As of now, I don’t see any chance for precipitation through the weekend.

Flood warning canceled for Snoqualmie River

Just after noon Friday, the Snoqualmie River reached flood Phase 3 with moderate flooding expected in low lying areas around Snoqualmie Valley. It was upgraded to Phase 4 around 8:30 p.m Friday before being downgraded to a phase 3 warning early Saturday. On Sunday night, the flood warning for the Snoqualmie River was extended to last until Sunday morning, but it was later canceled early Sunday.

“We’re pulling everything that’s ready to be harvested out of the fields, that we can,” David Haakenson, the owner of Jubilee Farm in Carnation, said on Friday. “I can’t really sleep the nights that it’s flooding. I just can’t, just knowing that the water’s coming up. So I usually walk around at night and just make sure I didn’t forget anything. … I know my farm is still there under the water, but I make my living on the fields. And to watch that disappear from view activates some sort of lizard part of my brain that says, it’s gone.”

Haakenson spent Friday moving equipment and livestock to higher ground. He said Jubilee Farm has seen an unusually high number of floods in the past year.

“Flood season started at the end of October last year. It was almost like back-to-back-to-back floods, in a way that was unusual. Like, not really that many floods ever before,” Haakenson said.

Several hours after speaking with Haakenson, the road that his farm is located on was shut down.

King County closed West Snoqualmie River Road Northeast on Friday at 4:30 p.m. due to water over the roadway.

Carnation City Manager Ana Cortez said the city prepared for potential flooding by ensuring its stormwater systems were ready. The city is also asking residents to clear drains and gutters of debris, according to Cortez.

High winds create problems in the North Sound

High winds in the North Sound could cause problems in places like Everett and Mukilteo. Utility companies are warning people to be prepared for possible power outages as the storm continues to roll through Western Washington.

“Oh no, I like the 90 degrees better,” Sophie Friedman, a Snohomish County resident, said. While Friedman prefers warmer weather, Bruce Lystad is welcoming the cold change.

“You live in Washington, you gotta go outside no matter what. You can’t be afraid of a little rain,” Lystad said. His son, Desmond, agreed.

“I love the rain!” Desmond exclaimed. “I can splash puddles like this and I love to swim.”

Many folks were in Mukilteo to experience the wind and are hoping to see big waves crashing over the parking lot.

“I was at work today and I was like, oh I want to go down and see if we can see some big waves,” Jack Kuchera said. Several people parked their cars, hoping for large waves.

While many people hoped to see waves crashing over the parking lot, Michael Snyder, who runs Pacific Northwest Weather Watch, said that’s not likely to happen in Mukilteo on Friday.

“Probably not this time just because of the timing of the tides, if it was six hours difference it would be a different story,” Snyder said.

At Point Ruston, those who ventured out told KIRO 7 they actually enjoyed the windy, wet conditions.

“I think this my favorite part of Washington,” said Point Ruston visitor Corey Elliot. “I don’t like the hot, dry part, so it’s always nice to have rain.”

Wind gusts at Point Ruston reached upwards of 35 mph throughout the day Friday.

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More than 40K still without power; some areas could see light snow