Strong winds and rain soaked the North Coast over the weekend.

The storm led to the postponement of the 30th annual Daily Astorian Invitational track meet on Saturday and prompted the Star Princess cruise ship to cancel a planned stop in Astoria on Sunday.

The vessel was heading from San Francisco to Vancouver, British Columbia, and had been scheduled to stop in Astoria carrying up to 2,600 passengers.

Bruce Conner, cruise ship marketer for the Port of Astoria, said the decision was made to stay at sea because of safety and scheduling concerns. “We figure any given cruise ship day, there are 150 people impacted,” he said. “This is kind of rare. I’m glad they gave us a couple days.”

The track meet was rescheduled for Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for late tonight through Tuesday morning for beaches and headlands.


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