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Old 07-02-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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Just reading where one touched down in the Alameda district. Hmmmm.

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Just reading where one touched down in the Alameda district. Hmmmm.
Thought Alameda was in San Fran!

We have a tornado here nearly every week.
She's only 3 years old.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:48 PM   #3
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Cool. The way the weather has been the last couple of days it's not a complete surprise. Had one go over our house in SW Beaverton a few years ago at around 2:00 AM. If I hadn't been awake, it would have been completely unnoticed. Must have been really small as it caused no damage, just moved the outside furniture around. You can hear those things coming, make quite a bit of noise.
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E0 isn't all that damaging, knock down a few trees and fences, rip off a few shingles. We get 80MPH blows on the coastal headlands every winter. True, they are not circulating but the same force as an E0.
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I had a couple E1's last week.
But took some Imodium AD and the e's went south.
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E0 isn't all that damaging, knock down a few trees and fences, rip off a few shingles. We get 80MPH blows on the coastal headlands every winter. True, they are not circulating but the same force as an E0.
I remember the Columbus day storm in the 60's.
It didn't just uproot all those tree's. Or just snap them off.
It twisted a lot of them off 20 or 30 feet from the ground.
I heard that storm spawned many smaller tornado's within it'self.
180 trees across the road from our driveway to hwy 22. About 1-1/2 miles.
Seems like about 1/2 of them were twisted off.
Had to walk home from hwy 22 right in the middle of it.
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That was strong storm, for sure. I was a freshman in high school, David Douglas, out on the east side of Portland. My brother and I borrowed a two-man chain saw from a neighbor and made some money cutting up trees so people could get out of their driveways. We went without electricity for about a week and made out just fine with kerosene lamps at night and an old cast iron cook stove in the kitchen for preparing food. The stove used wood for fuel but my dad had added a stove oil burner. It kept the house nice and warm. Most of our neighbors got by with fewer comforts.
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Sounds very familiar Don. Man yer old.
We went without lectricity for at least 2 weeks.
But always heated the house with a wood stove, which was also good for cooking.
The Kerosene lamps were everywhere.
Had to hike down to the river in front to get water, and boil for drinking. And more for flushing the john.
Life was tuff.
But we went without lectricity quite often in the winter, so no biggy.
We also had a big 4 burner Coleman cabin stove that worked quite well.
The hardest part of that gig, was when the roof sounded like it was trying to lift off the house during the night.
And all those old sash windows rattled like crazy constantly. It was an old house when we moved there in 1954,
so it was perty creaky already.
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Ya, I'm old. But I still have hair growing on my head even if it is only in my ears and nose. Imagine if we had another storm like that today. Snowflakes would be committing suicide.
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Ya, I'm old. But I still have hair growing on my head even if it is only in my ears and nose. Imagine if we had another storm like that today. Snowflakes would be committing suicide.
At least you can keep your nose and ears warm in the winter breezes.
Still gots all my fur, and it's still mostly dark colored. But then so was me gramps when he kicked the big bucket at nearly 101 y/o. And me daddy's too, when he did the same at 87.
I have to get me ears mowed about once a month or my hearing get's all fuzzy.
It's bad enough when it's NOT fuzzy.
Sprized most of those flakes didn't commit sideways when we had the 96 flood.
Which was a repeat of the 62 or 64 Christmas flood.
Not to change the subject. But man it's so quiet around this berg today, I'm starting to wonder if the rapture didn't occur before I woke up this morn.
PS. Do you wear your wool rug during the summer months?
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