HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Winds were extremely powerful in the Gorge, reaching 101 mph on Thursday and carrying the continued threat of freezing rain.
As of early Friday morning there were no reports of freezing rain in the Gorge or in East Portland or Troutdale, but the threat still remained, according to KGW Meteorologist NIck Allard. "The good news is, we're really just talking about just rain for the Metro area, with the freezing rain potential staying into the Gorge. Winds will still be gusty, but not as bad as yesterday," he said.
Some pedestrians said significant wind gusts blew them sideways in NE Portland early Thursday afternoon and in the Corbett area. KGW Reporter Keely Chalmers was literally blown over while videotaping part of her story for the evening newscasts. She was working at Crown Point, along Historic Highway 30, where winds were recorded at 101 miles an hour.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVeB6jFU3s4&feature=fvsr