Skip to comments.Mysterious wind blows down big trees in W. Washington
Posted on 02/09/2018 4:42:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
What in the world could possibly blow down more than 100 trees in the middle of a national park when no other major weather event was recorded in the area?
That's a good question, and one that could be explained either simply it was a downdraft wind or through a Sherlock Holmes-style breakdown of events, courtesy local weather guru Cliff Mass.
To wit: In the wee morning hours of Jan. 27, 2018, some kind of significant wind event managed to blow down 110 trees across a large swath of forest on the north shore of Lake Quinault, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Such wind was not recorded at nearby weather stations, nor did radar records from the time show anything more than some high and low pressure systems meeting, according to Mass.
The explanation espoused by The Daily World was that the wind came from a "microburst," a rare wind event that creates a downward wind in a localized area.
But a National Weather Service meteorologist told Mass it would've taken winds of 70 to 80 mph to snap trees off in the way it happened that night, so Mass dismissed that possibility.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...
Pelosi drive through and uttered a sentence.
OMG!!! We have been there Numerous times...and walking thru the woods we always are AWARE of the noise of a HUGE tree falling over!! We are actually going there in May...hope it’s safe!
A domestic terrorist cell of angry beavers........That’s my explanation and I stand by it!
Microbursts are about the scariest thing there is outside being bombed. Actually, it IS a bomb, an air bomb.
This is highly unusual... a weather related story on the Seattle PI web page with no mention of “global warming”. This is a paper so liberal that it couldn’t even survive it in Seattle.
Microbursts come from thunderstorms, which they said were not over the area.
Localized “climate change”
“Mysterious wind blows down big trees in W. Washington”
It was a wind.
Doesn’t mother nature know that the enviromentalnazis does not permit this.
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody sees the wind.....
DANG YOU !!!!!!!!
I DIDN’T MAKE IT IN BEFORE THE CRAZY-HAIRED UFO GUY !!!
Is this place near water? If so, this was essentially a small tornado, caused by the difference between the air and the water temperatures.
I was camping by a lake once and in the middle of a calm night a huge wind started swirling around, ripped the tent away, tore down several trees...and then was gone. Its a very frightening event with no warning.
That would smell so good. All that cedar
If Al Gore farts in the woods, do the trees remain standing?
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