Northwest Storm: Winds Break 100 MPH, More Than Half a Foot of Rain

November 22, 2012; 5:30 AM ET
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Northwest Storm: Winds Break 100-MPH, More Than Half a Foot of Rain

The strongest in a train of Pacific storms unleashed heavy rain, mountain snow and damaging winds in many coastal areas of Washington and Oregon.

Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Nov 20 2012 08:29:05

The strongest in a train of Pacific storms unleashed heavy rain, mountain snow and damaging winds in many coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. The Northwest coastline experienced the brunt of the powerful and damaging winds.
Destructive Northwestern StormBrightcove

Peak Wind Gusts from Monday

Naselle Ridge, Wash.: 114 mph
Abernathy Mountain, Wash.: 111 mph
Mout Hebo, Ore.: 106 mph
Megler Tower, Wash.: 101 mph
Yaquina Head, Ore.: 98 mph
A tree branch went through the roof of a house in Deschutes River Woods in Oregon. A large tree knocked down powerlines in Bend, Ore., according to KTVZ. A tree blocked Highway 395. 

Rain Totals for the Past 72 Hours (as of Tuesday, 10 a.m.)

Brookings, Ore.: 7.5" (past 24 hours)Astoria Airport, Ore.: 6.02"
Bremerton/ National Airport, Wash.: 5.22"
Shelton/ Sanderson Field Airport, Wash.: 5.04"
Hoquiam/ Bowerman Airport, Wash.: 4.90"
Scappoose, Ore. 4.61"
Wow! Amazing he's okay. RT @wspd8pio: Scene of mud slide and tree on top of WSP patrol car. Trooper NOT INJURED. http://yfrog.com/ocirnhxvjWCTVMike
Sandbags are a common sight in flood-prone parts of Seattle as homeowners brace for more rain. We're live @ 11. http://pic.twitter.com/L8aTbrnnJoe Fryer
Record rainfall here in Seattle today. Story: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/article/Heavy-rain-strong-winds-topple-trees-knock-out-4048046.php Photo of flooding in N. Seattle: http://twitpic.com/bep42kJoshua Trujillo
Bremerton has had 1" of rain since midnight. There is flowing water at the ferry dock where we are. http://pic.twitter.com/EvKBkKsxJakeWhittenberg

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Snow still coming down at Stevens Pass! http://twitpic.com/bemf1cMorgan Palmer
It's a snow storm! Hoping to make it home before they close the pass. Or am I? #snowedin http://pic.twitter.com/9heH4F5hLauren
If you're heading over the mountains, be ready for winter driving conditions. Here is Snoqualmie Pass. http://pic.twitter.com/17uIVtNxKING 5 News
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