Whidbey Island http://www.kplu.org en Gusty enough to knock down ... branches? a restaurant? http://www.kplu.org/post/gusty-enough-knock-down-branches-restaurant <p>The type of wind and rainstorm blowing into western Washington has done some amazing damage in the past. Weather expert Cliff Mass is not forecasting anything so huge this weekend, but we will get a &quot;westerly wind surge,&quot; gusty enough to expect some power outages on Whidbey Island.&nbsp;</p><p>Winds could gust to 50 or 60 miles per hour in some parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca -- as a front from the north accelerates down the strait and barrels into Whidbey and the Everett area.</p><p>Two examples that Mass recalls vividly:</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:03:40 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3177 at http://www.kplu.org Gusty enough to knock down ... branches? a restaurant? Newest state ferry in service today http://www.kplu.org/post/newest-state-ferry-service-today <P>The first new car ferry in Washington State in more than a decade enters scheduled service in Port Townsend this morning.&nbsp; The Chetzemoka (pronounced CHET-za-MOCH-ah) was christened Sunday. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:22:43 +0000 Tom Banse 144 at http://www.kplu.org Newest state ferry in service today