High Winds Fuel Coastal Flooding in Washington

Flooding was reported in coastal areas of Washington state on Friday, January 7, as heavy winds helped raise water levels in many areas.

On Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported wind gusts in excess of 40 mph in the Seattle area, and higher in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The NWS put a high wind warning in effect for the Admiralty Inlet area, including Whidbey Island, forecasting wind gusts up to 60 mph.

This video, recorded on Friday, shows coastal flooding on Whidbey Island. Credit: Rob Matteson II via Storyful

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