Major Flooding, Damaging Winds Threaten Northwest

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By Alex Sosnowski,

The first powerful winterlike storm of the season has been inundating the Pacific Northwest with torrential rain, damaging winds and dangerous seas. An organized surge of torrential rain will hit the region on Sunday night from former Typhoon Pabuk’s moisture.

The storm has grown into a monster over the Gulf of Alaska, where it has stalled. Winds of 40 to 60 mph will roar over the ocean, raising 15- to 30-foot seas.

Strong winds resulted in downed trees and power lines in both Washington and Oregon on Saturday.

The worst conditions are likely to stay north of California, and will instead target areas farther north once again with another heavy dose later on Sunday into Sunday night. The pulse of rain on Sunday night will be associated with some of the leftover moisture from the former western Pacific Typhoon Pabuk that brushed near Japan this past…

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