Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shiver Me Scuppers

Hurricane Ridge. Partly sunny with widely scattered hurricanes.

We gots a temperate-latitude hurricane. Weather here is about a month ahead of schedule. Usually the first big storm of the year is on or just before Thanksgiving (last week in November).

What is odd is the successive pounding rain showers followed rapidly by patches of blue sky and sunshine.

I was in the bathroom around 5:20 a.m. when a sound began rising. Not my neighbor downstairs as I'd thought first, running water. It wasn't that. Almost like a train headed my way.

Not that, either.

Finally I remembered. It's been a while.

I looked out the bedroom window and saw nothing but water. And that was looking straight out from a second storey window. No air. Just rain. Falling.

Been like that today.

When I went out around 6:30 a.m. The moon was bright in the sky, even though half the paint had just been stripped off my car by the rain.

Just about.

The Storm (Saturday, October 23, 2010)

Major Coastal Storm and Big Waves (Thursday, October 21, 2010)

Storm Review (Saturday, April 3, 2010)

April 2, 2010 peak winds
  • Tattoosh Island: 94 mph
  • Lincoln City, Ore.: 78 mph
  • Destruction Island: 78 mph
  • Cape Disappointment: 74 mph
  • Oak Harbor: 62 mph
  • Bangor Sub Base: 62 mph
  • Kirkland (waterfront): 62 mph
  • Everett (Paine Field): 62 mph
  • Bellingham: 61 mph
  • Seattle (Alki Beach): 61 mph
Great Windstorms of the Pacific Northwest Part 1
Great Windstorms of the Pacific Northwest Part 2
Great Windstorms of the Pacific Northwest Part 3