James Duncan Davidson writes:

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re prepping for a big storm that’s set to rip through tonight. Hurricane force winds are forecast on the coast, blizzard conditions are forecast for the Cascades, and it looks like we’re going to get rattled about here in Portland. Already, the winds are gusting about and hitting 40mph.

I just caught wind (no pun intended) of this storm earlier this afternoon. There are storm warnings covering the entire coastline of Washington and Oregon, and even part of Northern California, this is definitely going to be a big one. I even saw a High Surf Warning with estimated swell heights of 38-42 feet. If you’re in that area, hunker down and stay safe.