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lookout bob
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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:00 am   
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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....)
Any observations??

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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:16 am   
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Lost a few leaves...(yawn)  Nice to see the sun out nice and clear this morning.

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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:07 am   
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Windstorm?

Took a nap outside in the sunshine yesterday.

Sunny today as well.  Unfortunately, it looks like window cleaning today instead of a nap.

Does look like lots of new snow up in the Cascades.

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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:00 pm   
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It sounds like being on the 520 bridge was a little unsettling.
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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:01 pm   
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I drove into seattle ( to PFI   agree.gif  ) via I-90 at 10 am before things really got going.  Even so the bridge did give a few good lurches and the wind pushed me around a bit.

Unthinking I headed north to the area near Aurora Village

power outages made traffic a snarl.

But it was fun to see real weather and leaves flying everywhere

It smelled like Christmas with fir needles sprinkling all over the place

I saw the footage on KING 5 of the side to side sway of 520 when it was closed

yikes

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Post Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:22 pm   
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I made this video in the storm. 

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Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:18 pm   
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We were out on the Columbia, between Chief Joe and Grand Coulee, and it was almost like real whitecaps for a while! eek.gif

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Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:48 pm   
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Watching the traffic lights swinging in the breeze was a little scary. Is that thing going fall and crush me as I drive through this intersection?
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Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:20 pm   
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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.

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Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:55 pm   
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What wind storm? hockeygrin.gif

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Post Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:54 pm   
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Post Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:21 am   
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a mini wind and rain event today per Cliff Mass blog

welcome back weather

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lookout bob
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Post Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:30 am   
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I believe that Carl Sandburg said it best:
"Climate is what you expect.
Weather is what you get." lol.gif

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Post Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:32 am   
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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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