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Weather and Climate

Heavy Winds Hit Central Washington, Arctic Temps Rest Of The Week

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National Weather Service
Eastern Washington and Idaho are in for temperatures as low as 5 F on Wednesday.

Central Washington was smashed with heavy wind Monday. It knocked down power poles in Yakima and put hundreds in the dark.

Winds tore through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and raged across the Yakima Valley. Some gusts reached nearly 60 miles per hour near Union Gap and Sunnyside.

Now that the cold front from the north has settled down, Eastern Washington and Idaho are in for temperatures as low as 5 F.

National Weather Service meteorologists say that icy air will warm a bit going into the weekend, just in time for some expected rain.