Nature/Weather: Baby it’s Windy Outside……….

From my recollections in the Pacific NW over many years (65+ some), a cold East wind down the Columbia River Gorge (commonly called ‘the Gorge’) is a precursor to snow and/or freezing rain. This year the forecasts don’t show any moisture on the horizon. So as my snow loving/paralyze the city wife likes to say “we are getting ripped off” this year for a Winter storm. But, the wind is howling. How do I know this beyond the wise weather gurus that write about such things?

For years, we have had what we call the “gonger” that only gongs when the East/Northeast wind blows hard. Southerly/Westerly winds don’t make a peep. Tonight the “gonger” is loud and boisterous.

The Gonger SBYes, the weather buffs have their wind gages and networks to report the cold wind coming down the Gorge. Unfortunately, the moisture is not likely for a paralyzing Winter event. I will miss the news kids standing at the mouth of the Gorge reporting upon the NW equivalent of a hurricane, wild land fire, earthquake, flood, etc. etc. etc. 

Wind SBI mean that is pretty strong winds today. Add moisture and you have the once every few years of calamity in Portlandia. Not to be this year….”ripped off”.

0 Responses to “Nature/Weather: Baby it’s Windy Outside……….”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Below @ “The Past” you can search back to 2008 month by month

January 2014
« Dec   Feb »

Please visit MUNCY DESIGNS (click)

Welcome to SwittersB & Exploring. Please Share, Comment & Like Away!

Please subscribe just below. Use the Search box to search topics.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the SwittersB blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,119 other followers

The Past

231!!! Countries Visiting SwittersB~Thank You!!!

free counters

Blog Stats: There are lies, damn lies and statistics

  • 4,783,100 Visits/Views (WP Original Stat~Pre Flag Counter Stats)

%d bloggers like this: