Stories from the Christmas Day wind storm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Clearly, some areas had more drama than others during the Christmas Day wind storm. Here are a couple of comments we have received. What's your story?

What was mild about the wind?
Exactly what was mild about wind? Gusts were 50 MPH down at Richmond Beach and in Shoreview Park there were huge gusts and it was howling. The storm was short, but in no way was it mild, it was as strong as gusts I've walked through on the Washington Coast during winter storm watches.

Tall trees were bending
The area west of Meridian between 200th and 205th had power out for ~5 hours yesterday as well. A part of a tree fell on a fence in a neighbor's yard = no more fence. Nobody was home at the time. First, cable TV goes out. A couple of minutes later, a scary, powerful (unprecedented) whoosh of wind, tall trees bending ~30%, 2 minutes or so later, a lesser gust, 2 minutes or so later, a lesser gust, power goes out, then it attempts to go back out, high pitched sound, cut off.


Patrick Ducey December 27, 2011 at 4:06 PM  

Of course it's terrible to have no power on Christmas Day, especially if you are the one preparing the meal for a gathering. Fortunatly, power was restored in under 24 hours. Think about if power was going to be out for a few days. Are you ready? Winter has just started, the time is NOW to check your disaster kit.

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