Wind advisory in effect for Whatcom County


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Tammy Webster, left, daughter Kelsy Webster, Olivia Kovacs and her mother Jennifer Kovacs, all from Puyallup, try to hold onto their umbrellas in the wind while waiting for their rides on West College Way at Western Washington University Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, after taking a tour of the campus.


BELLINGHAM - A wind advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, for Whatcom County.

Sustained winds in excess of 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph have been recorded at Bellingham International Airport so far Tuesday. This is the third wind advisory since Saturday for the area.

Moderate breezes were reported in the area Saturday, but a brief burst between 6 and 8 p.m. led to gusts as strong as 52 mph, according to a gauge at the airport.

The strongest sustained winds pummeled the area Sunday afternoon and evening. A National Weather Service official gauge at the airport recorded sustained winds near 40 mph with gusts in the high 40s and even one at 51 mph between 2 and 9 p.m.

Puget Sound Energy customers reported scattered outages over the weekend.

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