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High Wind Report

by Rod Hill

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Posted on April 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

A low pressure center pushed inland near and north of the Portland metro area Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The center of low pressure  produced gusty winds between 40 and 52 mph across the inland metro valley.  Strongest winds occurred between 4:00 a.m. and 6:30 this morning.  Oregon City reported the highest gust of 52 mph at 6:15 at an elevation of 50 feet.

Here is a list of peak wind gusts: 

Happy Valley 45 mph

Estacada 44 mph

Molalla 44 mph

Salem  41 mph

Troutdale 44 mph

Portland (PDX) 41 mph

Tualatin  41 mph

The strong winds produced power outages and scattered tree damage.  Clackamas county seemed to be the worst hit.  Peak wind gust near the coast was 61 mph at Lincoln City.  High Coast Range elevations reported 70 mph wind gusts.  Mt. Hood at 7,000 feet, above Timberline Lodge reported an 89 mph gust at 6:00 a.m.

High winds were in the forecast, including the Sunday morning timing.  Calmer weather is expected to start the new week.

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill