Nov 2009 Wind Storm Reports

Nov 2009 Wind Storm Pacific County WA

Nov 2009 Wind Storm Pacific County WA

The wind storm last night knocked out power to all of the long beach Peninsula and much of Pacific County. I am posting this on generator power. Many trees and power lines are down. The power could be out from 1-3 days depending on location.

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I am posting storm photos from Chris Sidebotham located on the Washington Coast on Willapa Bay in Pacific county

Thank you Mike
Here are a few of my pictures
1)- is a view from my front yard of the neighbors house.If you look close you can see the next neighbor on his front porch probably needing to go change his shorts.

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2)- is another neighbors shed had rolled end over end full of stuff before ending up here and my truck is under it on the other side of the hedge.

11-2009-wind-storm-bayshore 85mph wind gust

11-2009-wind-storm-bayshore 85mph wind gust

3)- this was not the high gust it was just one of them. The wind has destroyed 3 anemometers in the last few years and as of now I don’t have one. If you have any thoughts about a good one that can keep a log and is not to expensive I would appreciate hearing about it.

Updated 11/25/2009:
Some areas around here had higher gusts than my station recorded, here is why: Wind readings will be higher near the water. I am a half mile to a mile from the water, so I do not record the highest gusts from the area. My neighborhood on 81st and Sandridge Rd. did not get very much damage compared to areas closer to the water.

During the peak of the last storm on the 22nd, the winds shifted from the South to the West. Most storms around here have winds from the South. When the winds shifted to the West, it was a major shock to the trees causing many to fall. Also many days of heavy rain made the gound saturated with water weakening tree stability.

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