Joined: 12 Apr 2005 Posts: 2281 | TRs | Pics Location: wta work while in between lookouts
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:00 am
My power was out from 10 am to 9 pm yesterday due to the windstorm. We walked down at Shilshole and the halyards banging again the sailboat masts sounded like a bunch of mistuned marimbas. ( pardon my assonance....)
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John Jerome ( from "On Mountains")
Joined: 28 Jan 2008 Posts: 751 | TRs | Pics Location: Greater Orondo area
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:18 pm
We were out on the Columbia, between Chief Joe and Grand Coulee, and it was almost like real whitecaps for a while!
-------------- "Einstein stating that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, is as a blind man stating that nothing can travel faster than the speed of sound" 1979
They don't make years like they used to.
Saturday morning was the worst of it 'round here. Bent the supports for my tarp shelter/redneck garage up pretty good. That thing's been through a lot of windstorms over the years (I've had it about ten years) and it never got damaged like that before.
The constant spikes in the power grid caused our emergency generators at work to start multiple times. I was on call that weekend so ended up going in just to make sure that a summary alarm wasn't anything serious and to make sure everything was working okay. Driving across 520 was fun. Going Eastbound no one wanted to be in the right lane so I just turned the wipers on high and went for it. Kind of like driving through a waterfall.
Joined: 25 Dec 2006 Posts: 5612 | TRs | Pics Location: Don't move here
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:32 am
The Used Dog and I got caught out in the front that whooshed by. We were on our walk and were just over half way home. I did not see that our part of the world had an advisory when I last checked.
I shall be icing my heel. Our speed increased as we heard a roar coming over the ridge to the west of the road, and we got caught in a bad place where there are ratty cottonwoods and alders along the county road. We made it through that. Small limbs were flying by, but no cows.
It was a tailwind so it helped us speed wise. As we went by one place, the crack of a tree breaking was heard, but it didn't hit the ground or smash the mobile home. That inspired more speed. We got out of the overhead powerline area--and the line looked lower than normal by our turnoff, maybe that's why a couple of pickups went speeding by? We made it home and the power is still on. Things are back to calm, of course.
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