No major damage following wet, windy weekend

EVERETT — Meteorologists recorded more than an inch of rain over the weekend at Paine Field, where wind gusts Sunday reached 40 mph, the National Weather Service in Seattle reported.

Snohomish County largely escaped damage during the wet, windy weather, aside from the lights going out and trees coming down in some neighborhoods.

“We had some outages, but they weren’t extremely widespread,” Snohomish County Public Utility District spokesman Neil Neroutsos said.

About 5,000 customers in the areas of Clearview and Maltby, Bothell and east Snohomish lost power between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, Neroutsos said. Falling tree limbs caused some other minor outages.

Another outage, from about noon to 1 p.m Sunday, affected customers in the Smokey Point area, he said.

Everett’s combined sewer system largely held up, with only one outfall unable to manage the flow from storm water, said Marla Carter, a spokeswoman for the city’s public works department. The city had no new reports of urban flooding.

“Our drainage guy didn’t even get called out over the weekend,” Carter said.

The city has received more than 100 damage claims so far following storms on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.

As of 5 a.m. Monday, the 24-hour rain total for Paine Field was 0.4 inches, Weather Service meteorologist Johnny Burg said. Gauges at the airport for the previous 24 hours showed 0.64 inches, bringing the weekend total to a little over an inch.

Other parts of the region, including the foothills, south Puget Sound and the coast, received more rain, with 3 to 4 inches. In Snohomish County, rainfall at Verlot measured 5.1 inches.

Wind gusts at Paine Field reached about 40 mph around 11 p.m. Sunday. Sustained winds of 29 mph were recorded there earlier in the evening.

Weather was expected to mellow out over the next few days.

Today’s highs are expected to reach about 60 degrees, with a 60 percent chance of rain, the National Weather Service predicted. South winds of up to 17 mph are expected.

The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers tonight and a low around 47 degrees.

Noah Haglund: 425-339-3465, nhaglund@heraldnet.com.

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