A Windy Wednesday Across the Spokane Area | Weather
Strong winds with gusts up to 53 mph blew through Spokane Wednesday, toppling numerous large trees and knocking down powerlines. Wind damage was reported from the South Hill through Hillyard to Mead.
A "Wind Advisory" was in effect for most of the day, but the strongest winds happened between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The low pressure system responsible for Wednesday's high winds is now long gone. Expect calmer and cooler conditions for Thursday with mostly sunny skies.
The National Weather Service also released a list of local wind damage. The report names the following incidents:
11:00 a.m. - Odessa, WA - Two young evergreens, approx 10-12 inches in diameter, blown down. One onto house.
11:00 a.m. - Rosalia, WA - Mature pine blown over onto structure, 2 feet diameter.
12:00 p.m. - Spokane, WA - Tree blown over onto powerline.
12:00 p.m. - Mead, WA - Tree blown onto parked car in Hillyard area.
12:30 p.m. - Spokane Airport - The National Weather Service recorded a 53 MPH gust of wind at their automated surface observing station.
12:30 p.m. - Pullman, WA - The National Weather Service recorded a 54 MPH gust of wind at their automated surface observing station.