This storm has not disappointed along the coast...note the peak wind gusts as of 8am. Many of these just occurred so we might see a few go a bit higher. I see the HTC Relay folks moved the finish line off the beach as tents/equipment started moving around:
Inland, where we have been expecting wind gusts 35-45 mph, wind is just getting going.
Those are strong wind gusts for August!
Check out the satellite image from earlier this morning, a heck of surface low:
and the Ocean Shores radar shows the low moving quickly up the coastline. Appears to already be west of Long Beach.
I have to admit, I like having a wind event (or storm) with some sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. You can clean up the yard in shorts and t-shirt afterwards!