Kodiak Daily Mirror - Brief windstorm knocks down trees knocks out power in places
  
Brief windstorm knocks down trees, knocks out power in places
by Wes Hanna / whanna@kodiakdailymirror.com
Dec 19, 2011 | 198 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
High winds Sunday morning knocked down this tree in the cemetery behind Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center early Sunday morning, Dec. 18, 2011. Other trees downed by 50-60 mph gusts knocked out power in some areas of Kodiak.
(Wes Hanna photo)
High winds Sunday morning knocked down this tree in the cemetery behind Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center early Sunday morning, Dec. 18, 2011. Other trees downed by 50-60 mph gusts knocked out power in some areas of Kodiak. (Wes Hanna photo)
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KODIAK — Winds from a Sunday morning storm took down trees across Kodiak city, cutting out power to downtown when one tree fell on power lines.

Power went out around 8:24 a.m. when a cottonwood tree was blown down in the Aleutian Homes subdivision. Crews from Kodiak Electric Association raced to remove the tree and restored power about 1 hour and 45 minutes later.

Spruce trees also snapped due to the wind and were down near the entrance to Kodiak College and in a cemetery.

Ray Miller with the National Weather Service said winds blowing around 35 knots began about 1:30 a.m Sunday, primarily out of the east, and then swung around to the south. Gusts from the south were measured at 60 miles per hour at 7:14 a.m.

Winds had calmed around 9 a.m. Miller said.

“It’s just another windy day in Kodiak,” he said Sunday.

The winds from the south also brought warmer air temperatures to Kodiak than normal. The high temperature for the day, registered before sunrise, tied a record of 44 degrees set in 1985.

More wind was in the forecast for Kodiak Island, with gusts up to 50 mph forecasted Sunday south of Kodiak city and 25 to 35 mph winds predicted for Monday.

Contact Mirror writer Wes Hanna at whanna@kodiakdailymirror.com.
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