EVERETT — Thousands of homes throughout Snohomish and Island counties lost power Wednesday afternoon during the first big storm of the season.
Winds were clocked at 41 mph near Paine Field in Everett, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
The outages were scattered throughout the county. At one point, more than 3,000 homes lost power south of Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Public Utility District. By late afternoon, nearly 1,000 people had lost power on Camano Island.
Wind speeds may reach 55 mph on the coast and 80 mph in the mountains, according to the Weather Service. A high wind warning was scheduled to remain in effect until 9 p.m.
A flood watch also is still in effect for nearly all of Snohomish County. Heavy rainfall in the mountains could cause minor river flooding.
The PUD updates a map online as reports of outages are received.
To report an outage or downed power lines, call the PUD at 425-783-1001 or 800-783-1001.
Do not call 911 unless there is an emergency.