Parade of Storms to Hit Western Washington Beginning October 15

From the National Weather Service: A series of storm systems will move through our area beginning this afternoon/evening on Tuesday, October 15 and continuing into next week. Breezy to locally windy conditions are expected during the day Wednesday October 16. Surf along the coast may reach 15 to 20 feet within the next few days. These systems are part of the super typhoon Hagibis that hit Japan over the weekend, extending to the Bering Sea and the U.S. West Coast.

Winds will pick up this afternoon as the storm system moves inland; snow may accumulate above the passes. A secondary system enters our area on Wednesday, with wind gusts expected to be 20 to 45 miles per hour on the coast and 20 to 25 miles per hour in our area by the early evening. Western Whatcom County may see wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. We are expected to see up to 2″ of rain in the next week with river levels rising, but river flooding is not expected. There could be local power outages and tree damage from the wind, with some possible dangerous lightening activity.

There is a chance of thunderstorms moving though the area on Friday and snow levels will drop to pass levels. Be safe out there.

NWS Storm Graphics