Residents along the OregonCoast woke up Wednesday morning to high winds and no power. A fast moving, storm hit hardest shortly before 5 a.m.

High winds were felt from Florence to Long Beach. Top winds peaked near 90 mph.

High winds knocked down trees, producing power outages to thousands on the central and north coast.

Residents say they were surprised how strong the winds were.

A deep low pressure center tracked near the coast, producing the wind storm.

A few days ago, the low track was expected to be closer to land which would likely have produced winds greater than 100 mph.

Strong low pressure centers are often areas of damaging winds. Today's storm produced 24 feet seas, that were expected to quickly calm to five feet by nightfall.

Meteorologist, Rod Hill

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