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High winds hit Inland Northwest

The National Weather Service has posted high wind warnings for the region with gusts of 70 mph possible in lower elevations and stronger gusts in the mountains. The area from Ritzville to Spokane appears to be in the bullseye of the wind storm with gusts up to 68 mph possible. Coeur d’Alene is forecasted to see 55 mph gusts.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Coeur d’Alene resident Jeff Yates takes advantage of high winds and goes kiteboarding on Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Chris Lane leans into the howling wind just to stay upright while waiting to be picked up by car at the STA Plaza, Nov. 17, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Tiar Atoi, 19, is tossed to the ground by high winds as he waits to catch a bus at STA Plaza, Nov. 17, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

A street light blows in the wind at the corner of First Avenue and Wall Street, Nov. 17, 2015, in downtown Spokane, Wash.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Mark Webber, facilities supervisor at MAC, walks past the damaged Lego display figures after he collected them the parking lot, Nov. 17, 2015. High winds toppled them from the roof top.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane firefighters gather at 123 S. Wall after a roof collapse.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Cameron Napora, a contractor, stops on 25th Ave. by Manito Park to cut a large tree that was blocking the road Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 during the windstorm that swept through the Spokane area Tuesday evening. Many trees, mostly ponderosa pines, went down in the old South Hill neighborhoods in the storm.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

A piece of steel roofing blows off the SpokAnimal building in east Spokane, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, as a wind storm sweeps through the area.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Spokane firefighters stop to look at a large tree that fell across 29th Ave. near Thor, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, during the windstorm that swept through the Spokane area. Many trees, mostly ponderosa pines, went down in the old South Hill neighborhoods in the storm.

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