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SEATTLE — The first wind gusts began slamming the Oregon and Washington Coast just after 11am Sunday.

“Astoria just had a 45 mile per hour gust,” said Q13 News meteorologist Walter Kelley.  “That is exactly how the last one started.”

Follow our live blog below for real time updates as the storm develops.

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HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT

* TIMING...THE STORM IS MOVING FASTER AND WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
  BEGIN RISING SOONER THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED. WINDS WILL BEGIN
  RISING OVER THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR LATE THIS MORNING. STRONGEST
  WINDS ARE NOW EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR AND GREATER
  PUGET SOUND REGION DURING THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60
  MPH IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON. WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15
  TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES ARE LIKELY. SOME DAMAGE
  TO BUILDINGS IS POSSIBLE. REMEMBER THAT FALLING TREES AND TREE
  LIMBS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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LATEST wind gust readings from Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley

44mph at the coast

35mph in Olympia

40mph in Port Townsend

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PSE shows just 51 customers without power right now. That number is expected to grow as the afternoon progresses.

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LATEST from Grays Harbor County PUD

East Hoquiam Rd. – 100 customers out of power.  No
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Filmore, Circle Dr. in Hoquiam – 50 customers out of power. 
No estimate of restoration.

North River Rd. – 40 customers out of power. No estimate of
restoration.

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From Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley:

Many places recording winds over 40 mph.

JBLM @ 49 mph

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Q13 News has a crew on the way https://twitter.com/SeattleFire/status/709125105394196480

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Latest outages from Grays Harbor County PUD

North
Grays Harbor coast (Moclips, Copalis Crossing, Taholah) – 2600 customers out,
 No estimate of restoration.

Ocean
Shores and Oyehut – 6900 customers out.  No estimate of restoration.

East
Hoquiam Rd. – 100 customers out of power.  No estimate of restoration.

Filmore,
Circle Dr. in Hoquiam – 50 customers out of power.  No estimate of
restoration.

North
River Rd. – 40 customers out of power. No estimate of restoration.

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LATEST outages from Grays Harbor County PUD

North Grays Harbor coast (Moclips, Copalis
Crossing, Taholah) – 2600 customers out,  No estimate of restoration.

Ocean Shores and Oyehut – 6900
customers out.  No estimate of restoration.

East Hoquiam Rd. – 100 customers out
of power.  No estimate of restoration.

Filmore, Circle Dr. in Hoquiam – 50
customers out of power.  No estimate of restoration.

North River Rd. – 40 customers out of
power. No estimate of restoration.

Scattered outages include Larkin Rd.
in Grayland and Toke Pt. in Tokeland

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LATEST outage stats from Grays Harbor County PUD

North Grays Harbor coast (Moclips, Copalis Crossing, Taholah) – 2600
customers out,  No estimate of restoration.

North
Grays Harbor inland (Neilton, Lake Quinault, Queets, Kalaloch) – Nearly 1000
customers.  No estimate of restoration.

Ocean
Shores and Oyehut – 6900 customers out.  No estimate of restoration.

Elma (Fairgrounds Rd, Lennon
Rd, South Union Rd) – No estimate of restoration.

Axford
Prairie – 116 customers out. No estimate of restoration.

East
Hoquiam Rd. – 100 customers out of power.  No estimate of restoration.

Filmore,
Circle Dr. in Hoquiam – 50 customers out of power.  No estimate of
restoration.

North
River Rd. – 40 customers out of power. No estimate of restoration.

Toke
Pt., Larkin Rd. (Grayland) and several other scattered outages throughout the
county.

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