Crown Point Report

I was just up there for about an hour, standing in the lee of Vista House with Tyler Mode, Jesse from Orchards (and his brother), "Sandman" from Aloha, and Dr. J from Vancouver.

I hadn't done that for several years…here are the highlights:

1. Tyler recorded a peak gust of 92 mph.

2. 3 (or was it 4 or 5) car doors broken as folks parked facing away from the wind.  You open the door and it snaps well beyond the normal opening, bending the metal…one couple had two doors busted on the same car!  Good times…as the car hobbled back the scenic highway towards Corbett.  They won't ever be back.

3. One woman was tossed head first into the pavement and appeared stunned.  It's okay, the First Live Local weather blog team rushed in to help out.  A bit of blood here and there, but she made it back to her car.

4. Lots of flying hats, kleenex etc…

5. I had almost forgotten this one.  When in the middle of a windstorm, don't ask a guy that walks up to you "hey, you're Sandman right?".  He'll think you're nuts, or worse, working a drug deal as Fox12's Most Wanted.  I did that today…had the wrong person.  Real classy, right on the steps of one of Oregon's most famous tourist spots.  Could have caused an incident.

If you've never experienced 80-100 mph wind, this is the place to do it.  Just be very careful, walk low/close to the ground, and park facing into the wind.  And it's windy enough that I would not allow children out of the vehicle that are under 10 or so.

I'm attempting to warm up now…Mark Nelsen

503 Responses to Crown Point Report

  1. Silverton500 says:

    He said he got wind readings from people on the blog.

  2. offroadjosh(7miles west of kalispell montana) says:

    gunna run up to the north fork(25min from canada haha) and get some wind readings at my house havent had to much when usually its blowing 2-30 with gust 40+.. heard rumors with our inversion that winds up in the north fork on some of the ridges wind could be gusting 100mph+ 🙂 gunna check it out tmrw on snowcats with some friends will let y’all know how the wind is here *people that dont know i live in montana*

  3. Jackfrost (Beaverton) says:

    Silverton-What did he say?

  4. Silverton500 says:

    Hey Mark mentioned the blog on the air!

  5. Mike from Orchards says:

    Rather amazing…….Corbett has been getting 50mph gusts or better since the 15th….I’m sure this has happened many times before but this is a very impressive run of winds….
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=&sid=C2664&num=168&raw=0&dbn=m&banner=off
    33.3F…..

  6. Mike from Orchards says:

    Rather amazing…….Corbett has been getting 50mph gusts or better since the 15th….I’m sure this has happened many times before but this is a very impressive run of winds….
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=&sid=C2664&num=168&raw=0&dbn=m&banner=off
    33.3F…..

  7. Mike-Mult Villige says:

    00Z GFS wasn’t a good snow run for Portland. Not cold enough on Sunday when the precip falls, Monday is better but no precip.
    Let’s see if the Euro will be colder than the GFS as it was at 12Z

  8. Snowlover(Sylvan Hill 500') says:

    So Snow is coming back right?

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