High Winds Blow Through The Palouse | Weather
It was a windy Wednesday across the Inland Northwest, and some of the highest peak wind gusts were found on the Palouse.
It started early, with wind gusts in Pullman at close to 55 mph at 7:54. Around that time winds in Pomeroy in Garfield County reached 58 mph. An hour later, strong winds in Palouse blew the singles off a roof, and at 9:40 a.m. a 60 mph wind gust was clocked in Pullman.
Numerous reports of down trees and minor roof damage have been reported around the region. A much calmer, cooler day is on the way for Thursday.
The National Weather Service also released a list of local wind damage. The report names the following incidents:
10:00 a.m. - Nez Perce, ID - The National Weather Service recorded a 56 MPH gust of wind at their automated surface observing station.
11:00 a.m. - Rosalia, WA - Mature pine blown over onto structure, 2 feet diameter.
12:30 p.m. - Pullman, WA - The National Weather Service recorded a 54 MPH gust of wind at their automated surface observing station.