We had a gale, (near hurricane) blow through Spokane on Tuesday. Knocked the power out so my T has been locked into the garage - the door won't work without power.
Power finally came back on this afternoon, so I will be able to get the T out tomorrow.
Our Spokane trees are not stressed for high winds - very rarely happens here. I lost a 127 year old fir tree. Pulled it right out of the ground.
You guys bore the brunt of the storm. There was one house down here to the east that a big fir tree came down, cut the house in half and trapped an 83 year old lady in her bed. She is ok with a few scrapes.
We had the same storm hit us in Seattle 1 day before you. 250,000 lost power. Still 28,000 in the dark as of tonight. Stevens Pass closed until further notice due to a overflowing river washing out the bridge support east of Skykomish.
We had a Subaru engine on order from a supplier in Spokane and they have no power to get their doors open to have it picked up.
Hope you had no damage around your place, no power is a small price to pay. We did not loose our power this time but stand at the ready for the future. I had a 15KW automatic natural gas fueled generator a few years back just incase.
No wind, no rain, upper 30's but the power goes out around 9:15 tonight. Go figure! The bed of coals in the pellet stove were just about to go out when it came back on. No clue on that one.
NW Oregon coast is looking normal for water and wind. Our wind storms are a few weeks before or after Thanks Giving and water levels in the lakes around home are back to normal level. Power has flashed off a half dozen times throwing clocks off.
I would bet there are lots of unreported deer and elk hits they like to relocate in this kind of weather and often are in my yard.
So can one of you Spokanites check on Burger? He hasn't posted here since the storm. Maybe he just lost electricity.
We lost power here in western Montana for 9 hours, others much longer. We don't get high winds like that in the mountains here. It really blew. PK
It got so cold here that I put on the pajama top and pulled on a blanket and closed the window. We even had a light shower! However, in San Diego, about 30 miles from here, they had very strong winds which blew down trees.
Mark,If we lose power i open the corn stove and dump a cupful of pellets/cherry pits mix and get our gennerator going.I can have the power back on before the stove goes out.Bud in windy Wheeler.
Mike, Burger is alive and well, but without power.
"the door won't work without power."
"We had a Subaru engine on order from a supplier in Spokane and they have no power to get their doors open to have it picked up."
I'm surprised that you fellows can't open the garage/shop doors w/out power. All the ones I seen (and that's a lot) have a release to disengage the drive motor so that the door(s) can be opened manually.
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Kenneth; that might work except this stove need power for exhaust venting. The exhaust vent, on the back, is at the same level as the fire box so the fumes have to go up and over to get out. I don't usually have it turned up so don't trust the chimney to be hot enough to create a good pull.
I wouldn't need the stove anyway, by time I got the old Kohlar generator up and running I would be warmed up! Need the gas tank hooked up and a muffler. It's one of the old 4 cylinder jobs, weights about as much as my Model T . LOL
"the door won't work without power."
I'll bet there are a lot of folks trapped on escalators at the Malls too.
Warren, now that's funny! Dave
We had a snow flurry and 30 degrees today. The snow came down in what in no way could be consider a white-out and lasted nearly 45 seconds. Our idiot Governor hasn't contacted FEMA yet. But remember, he's the one that locked his office in Washington and flew back to Minnesota when there was a rumor of a terrorist somewhere on the East coast. So we have every confidence he'll be calling a Grade 5 Danger level 5 red emergency any second now. Pray for us!
"I'll bet there are a lot of folks trapped on escalators at the Malls too."
That's funny! Made me laugh...