Good afternoon, Netizens...
Winds gusting between 35 and 50 MPH this afternoon caused sporadic power outages throughout North and Far Northern Spokane region. Other areas were adversely affected by the windstorm, as well, with portions of Stevens County and Kootenai County, Idaho impacted as well.
The official count of outages according to Avista currently stands at 1740 homes and businesses without power at 8:30 PM this evening, a portion of which is visible from our house looking South. Power has been out in that area since shortly after 5:30 PM this afternoon, and Avista has just now arrived on the scene to make repairs.
Based upon past experiences, there are many areas in Stevens County where power probably will not be fully restored before tomorrow morning.