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Old 03 December 2007, 21:06   #1
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holy hurricane winds!

wow, we got our butts kicked up here. 129mph winds at the coast. most people on the north coast are without power at the momment. 45ft seas seem to have broke several of our shipping bouys off there moorings as well.

no reports of deaths thank goodness.

i was trying to get to astoria to check on things, but ALL the roads to the coast are closed.

i would have loved to see what a 45 foot wave looked like. we basically got twin back to back storms hours apart.

can't wait for pictures from the coast.
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We got a ton of rain this last w/end. About 2.5 inches in 24 hours. Remember our annual rainfall ave. is only 7.5 inches. Forgot to take the bung out of the transom so ended up draining out about 100 gallons. The covers just buckled under the strain. Anyway, at least the bilges got a good flush out. Back to clear skys and 70 F temp today. Why do labradors love to go out and play in the rain? Got thru. 3 towels.
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25cm of rain/snow/rain/snow mix Sunday. Knackered my snowblower belt trying to shift it Monday AM. Further 20cm today. And officially it's not actually winter yet but still the fall.
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25cm of rain/snow/rain/snow mix Sunday. Knackered my snowblower belt trying to shift it Monday AM. Further 20cm today. And officially it's not actually winter yet but still the fall.
Obviously, David Suzuki hasn't been out to the rock to tell you how warm our climate is becoming. Come on you Newfoundlanders, get with the program!

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We got a ton of rain this last w/end. About 2.5 inches in 24 hours. Remember our annual rainfall ave. is only 7.5 inches.
Kinda reminds me of the part in National Lampoon's Vacation where they drop off grandma in Phoenix.


Columbia; glad to hear nobody got hurt!
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wow, we got our butts kicked up here. 129mph winds at the coast. most people on the north coast are without power at the momment. 45ft seas seem to have broke several of our shipping bouys off there moorings as well.

no reports of deaths thank goodness.

i was trying to get to astoria to check on things, but ALL the roads to the coast are closed.

i would have loved to see what a 45 foot wave looked like. we basically got twin back to back storms hours apart.

can't wait for pictures from the coast.
Well this is what 55' waves look like - a surfer's paradise - if you have the balls.....

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22410
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We got a ton of rain this last w/end. About 2.5 inches in 24 hours. Remember our annual rainfall ave. is only 7.5 inches. Forgot to take the bung out of the transom so ended up draining out about 100 gallons. The covers just buckled under the strain. Anyway, at least the bilges got a good flush out. Back to clear skys and 70 F temp today. Why do labradors love to go out and play in the rain? Got thru. 3 towels.
See those poor dogs would be much happier back in Yorkshire!!!
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