By Joel Darnell, P.E.
If you are like me, you spent a fair bit of time in mid-October glued to your favorite weather blog or checking your trusty weather station to track the major series of storms barreling towards the Pacific Northwest. Predictions generally pointed to an extraordinary and serious weather event affecting Washington’s Pacific Coast and interior. Dire comparisons were made to the infamous 1964 Columbus Day Storm but fortunately the impacts from the storm were less than hyped. Actual wind speeds were lower than initially forecast due in part to the offshore track and weakened strength of the system.
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