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Old 06-26-2016, 01:48 AM   #41
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Maybe the Columbus Day storm?
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:43 PM   #42
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Uncle didn't have that boat then, so it was sometime after. I remember the Columbus Day storm very well. We were living on a houseboat on Fairview E. on Lake Union when it hit, I was 9 years old. Biggest storm to ever hit the PNW if I am not mistaken. It was of historic proportions all up and down the nw coast.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:51 PM   #43
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Wifey B: Ok, had to look it up since it wasn't covered in my history books.

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 (also known as the Big Blow,[2] and originally as Typhoon Freda) was a Pacific Northwest windstorm, that struck the West Coast of Canada and the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States on October 12, 1962. It is considered the benchmark of extratropical wind storms.


Wind gusts up to 178 mph. Wow.
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Even in the Seattle area there were gusts around 100 mph. It blew down whole sections of forests on the Olympic Peninsula. Yes, it was a whopper.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:20 PM   #45
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Even in the Seattle area there were gusts around 100 mph. It blew down whole sections of forests on the Olympic Peninsula. Yes, it was a whopper.
Wifey B: Well, that was 17 years before I was born so I don't remember much about it.
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understandable..
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:23 PM   #47
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Uncle just told me the storm was the Inauguration Day storm of 1993. He calls it Hurricane Hillary! That was a heck of a storm too.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:37 PM   #48
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as promised. This is my uncles tug in Lake Washington some years ago during a wild storm near the 520 bridge. He said it was blowing near 100mph.
Picture was taken while streaming on TV, KIRO news in Seattle. Uncle is trying to remember what storm and what year this was but probably in the 60's or early 70's. Hope the pix shows up. Tug is an ex army small tug of about 45'.
That's a great shot.
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