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THE “BIG BLOW” ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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A Port Orford Cedar that was planted just before the turn of the century in
front of Portland City Hall.

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a Pacific Northwest windstorm, that struck
the West Coast of Canada and the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States on October 12, 1962. It originated from Typhoon Freda and is considered to be the benchmark of extra tropical wind storms. The storm ranks among the most intense
to strike the region since at least 1948, likely since the January 9, 1880 "Great Gale"
and snowstorm. The storm is a contender for the title of most powerful extra tropical cyclone recorded in the U.S. in the 20th century. Wind gusts reached 116 miles per
hour in Portland, 127 miles per hour in Corvallis, and in excess of 145 miles per
hour on the Oregon coast. Nearly 50 fatalities were attributed to the windstorm.

Col Day pic two portland

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Damage at Bernard’s Airport in Beaverton Oregon

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