PORTLAND, Ore. — Tens of thousands of people were without power across Oregon as a record-breaking low-pressure storm rolled in from the Oregon Coast causing strong winds and several Severe Thunderstorm warnings.
A look at the power outage maps for both Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, the two main power companies in Oregon, show that around 1:45 p.m. there were more than 25,000 Oregonians without power. Around 4 p.m. that number had begun to decrease.
Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Pacific Power reported that power had been restored to its customers.
KGW meteorologist Joe Raineri said the storm was the lowest pressure storm we have seen in over four decades in the PNW.
The strong storm made its way into the area from the Oregon Coast. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the storm brought very windy conditions to the coast and beyond. Hillsboro police tweeted about a downed tree in their area and callers aboard an Amtrak train inbound to Portland from Seattle reported a delay of over an hour due to a downed tree on the tracks.
Several Severe Thunderstorm warnings were issued for SE Washington and Oregon from the NWS as the storm moved inland.
This is a developing story and will be updated.