High winds continued to cause damage Monday morning at a few locations around Puget Sound.

A spokesman for Boeing said it appears a tornado went between two buildings at their Frederickson plant.Damage was reported around the buildings, but he could not confirm any damage to the building.

Employees were locked down in the plant, but no injuries were reported.

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue tweeted out a picture of damage caused by a reported funnel cloud near 190th Street East and Canyon.No injuries were reported by Central Pierce.

Additionally, pictures showed damage at the Frederickson Boeing plant in Puyallup, Wash. The system also tipped a train off its tracks and severe winds reportedly took out windows and downed power lines there.

It will probably be a little while before we get any confirmation as to what really caused (the damage) as the National Weather Service Investigative Team will have to go out and investigate, said KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott.

Marriott said the system appears to have moved out of the area and is heading east.

A number of customers around Puget Sound were without power Monday morning and schools in Orting were closed for the day to an outage.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for the Skykomish River in Mason County. Flood watches are in effect for Grays Harbor and Thurston counties and a High Surf Advisory for the Washington Coast.

On Monday, one to two feet of snow in the Cascades could make travel treacherous. A winter storm watch is in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday for the Cascades above 4,000 feet.

Reported outages:

  • 1,100 Tahuya peninsula customers w/out power west of belfair, cause by downed trees, poles and power lines
  • 7,000 Orting customers without power, caused by a transmission line that may have shorted, power should be restored soon
  • As of 8:30 a.m., 3,614 PSE customers without power at more than 108 locations

The National Weather Service says a weekend storm has made for the wettest September on record in Olympia and the second-wettest in Seattle.

The totals are more like the totals for December and January.

Saturday was the wettest September day in Seattle since 1891, when record-keeping began. Seattle had 1.71 inches of rain. The monthly normal is 1.50 inches.

New daily records set Sept. 28:

  • Olympia 2.93 inches
  • NOAA Seattle at Sandpoint 1.31 inches
  • Hoquiam 1.79 inches

A stronger weather system pounded Western Washington Sunday night.


Seattle City Light outage map

Puget Sound Energy outage information

Grays Harbor PUD

Mason County PUD

San Juan County Emergency Management

Lewis County Emergency information

Puget Sound Energy - 1-888-225-5773

Snohomish County PUD No. 1 - 425-783-1001

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