Thursday, November 19, 2015

Weather in the GPNW

This is old news, because it happened Monday and Tuesday, but I didn't have time to write about it.  These pictures are from the Seattle megalopolis.  Various areas had wind speeds up to 120 miles an hour.  Mission Ridge (a ski area near Wenatchee) clocked winds at 136 mph.  That's pretty exciting for the GPNW.
When we lived in West Seattle, we liked to drive down along the beach and watch the water blow over the road.  Of course, then Jim would have to get the salt off the car, but it was impressive to see that much water in the air.

The ferry system hates it when it's this windy.  So do the passengers with weak inner ears.

Trees were uprooted and fell on cars and houses.  One poor family had just finished an extensive remodel when the tree they planned to remove this summer fell on their house.

Carnation Valley is swamped.  This is on the route we ride a lot.

We're very happy to be convalescing here and not there.  Terrible weather makes everything more difficult than it needs to be.


  1. Wow, what a mess! A friend of mine who used to live in Bellingham used to report to me on all the nasty November wind storms there. Glad you were able to get south in the nick of time!

  2. I saw on the news that 3 people were killed by trees falling on their cars. Very sad.
    Yes, Tucson with its warmth and sunshine, is a much better place to heal.