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(Wikipedia)   60 years ago, The Pacific Northwest got blown by Freda   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
    More: Vintage, Tropical cyclone, Wind, southwest Oregon, twenty-third tropical storm, Storm, extratropical cyclone, Typhoon Freda, Extratropical cyclone  
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2022-10-10 10:52:25 PM  
As it happens, a similar, though much weaker storm is hiatting the same trajectory right now, at least here on VI.
 
2022-10-10 10:56:02 PM  
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2022-10-10 10:56:45 PM  
Wait a minute.  Are you telling me there was global waring 60 years ago?

Is that what you're telling me?
 
2022-10-10 10:57:12 PM  
warming
 
2022-10-10 11:00:18 PM  

Hinged: Wait a minute.  Are you telling me there was global waring 60 years ago?

Is that what you're telling me?


Look at it this way. It's October, nearing the end of storm season, which runs through November, and they were only up to F in the alphabet. These days we pretty much run through the entire freaking alphabet.
 
2022-10-10 11:04:42 PM  
The Columbus Day Storm?   Goes to read article.
 
2022-10-10 11:09:34 PM  
Freda Kahlo had some big tits and her eyebrows would tickle the shiat out of your balls
 
2022-10-10 11:10:40 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: The Columbus Day Storm?   Goes to read article.


Yep.  It's legendary in Oregon.   My husband lived through it.  His grandkids even know about it.

For me, it was the "Christmas Floods" a couple of years later.  Didn't know until years later that it impacted Oregon, too, but northern California saw some towns disappear, roads gone.   The six rivers all blew out their banks.   Places that existed for me as kid before the floods are all gone now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964
 
2022-10-10 11:11:30 PM  
Wee bit young to remember that one, but I do distinctly remember the Inauguration Day Storm.
 
2022-10-10 11:21:57 PM  
I remember it. I was in 6th grade, and we had to walk through that rain to school, and it was uphill both ways....

/OK, it wasn't up hill both ways.
 
2022-10-10 11:23:39 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Dewey Fidalgo: The Columbus Day Storm?   Goes to read article.

Yep.  It's legendary in Oregon.   My husband lived through it.  His grandkids even know about it.

For me, it was the "Christmas Floods" a couple of years later.  Didn't know until years later that it impacted Oregon, too, but northern California saw some towns disappear, roads gone.   The six rivers all blew out their banks.   Places that existed for me as kid before the floods are all gone now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964


Was living in Jasper Or. Right on the river. Got flooded out and moved to Springfield. I really don't know if we were in Oregon for the wind storm or not. I do remember seeing trees down from it in Eugene over by the Sears on 10th and Charnalton
 
2022-10-10 11:49:21 PM  
In 5th Grade in NorCal. Wrote a big essay on flooding/emergency preparedness and impressed my teacher (Mrs Mangseth). Actually pursued geology as a career, although in real life made my living toiling in the Alaskan pixel fields instead of mitigating geo-hazards. But that storm made quite the impression and started the dream
 
2022-10-10 11:49:37 PM  

fat boy: Dewey Fidalgo: Dewey Fidalgo: The Columbus Day Storm?   Goes to read article.

Yep.  It's legendary in Oregon.   My husband lived through it.  His grandkids even know about it.

For me, it was the "Christmas Floods" a couple of years later.  Didn't know until years later that it impacted Oregon, too, but northern California saw some towns disappear, roads gone.   The six rivers all blew out their banks.   Places that existed for me as kid before the floods are all gone now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964

Was living in Jasper Or. Right on the river. Got flooded out and moved to Springfield. I really don't know if we were in Oregon for the wind storm or not. I do remember seeing trees down from it in Eugene over by the Sears on 10th and Charnalton


When I found out the Oregon got hit so hard by the floods, it was new information to me.  It was so destructive in Humboldt County and surrounding counties especially that I never looked beyond.   For some time 101 was cut off both north and south, from the Klamath to the Eel by the washed out bridges.  The area was quite isolated for some time.
 
2022-10-11 12:14:06 AM  
Also known as the Big Blow? They didn't think that one through apparently.
 
2022-10-11 12:33:20 AM  
My grade 5 teacher told me about this.. I thought she was just waxing on about old timey days..🤔

/little did I know she was trying to prepare me for the future!
 
2022-10-11 12:46:32 AM  
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2022-10-11 1:25:52 AM  
I was 12yo at the time, in Kitsap County, the center of Puget Sound. It was a Friday night and my big sister (all of 14yo) was at a party across town. shiat was flying everywhere and Dad had to go get her, while Momma was working across the the street at the neighborhood grocery (think convenience store). My little sister (all of 7yo), was scared shiatless. We watched trees blow down in the neighbor's yard and the power went out... for a week. It was a go'er, for sure.
 
2022-10-11 1:28:10 AM  
I made a correction to the article.

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2022-10-11 1:30:07 AM  

Iczer: Wee bit young to remember that one, but I do distinctly remember the Inauguration Day Storm.


Ya mean when somebody painted, "Gone with the Wind" on a sign near Bremerton, on SR3, directing you to the Hood Canal Bridge?
 
2022-10-11 2:20:59 AM  
My mother told me stories of working in Fred Meyer during the storm.  The power went out and she had to hand crank the cash register.  Parts of the roof went flying off.
 
2022-10-11 7:24:33 AM  

Mikeyworld: Iczer: Wee bit young to remember that one, but I do distinctly remember the Inauguration Day Storm.

Ya mean when somebody painted, "Gone with the Wind" on a sign near Bremerton, on SR3, directing you to the Hood Canal Bridge?


The Feb 1979 storm, I was out delivering papers on my route. I had those double pouch canvas paperbags, about 100 papers, I was walking around the neighborhood and the wind was so fierce that I kept getting knocked down. At one point, there was a long driveway to a customer and after I dropped the paper into his little tube I stopped for a couple of minutes against the wall of his garage, kinda out of the wind to tie up some papers with rubber bands. I turned around to walk back out to the street and one of the big old Douglas Fir trees along the side snapped right in half and dropped into the driveway across my path about 20 feet in front of me. If I hadn't stopped to wrap papers I would have been right underneath it. I didn't hear until later that the Hood Canal bridge had been sunk by the wind that morning. We had to have 100 mph winds through there that day.
 
2022-10-11 8:58:36 AM  

starsrift: As it happens, a similar, though much weaker storm is hiatting the same trajectory right now, at least here on VI.


Took me a minute to figure out that you weren't using romain numerals.
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lol, you only go to six.
 
2022-10-11 5:08:08 PM  
Growing up, Old people loved to talk about it.
 
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