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Two down and one more to go. Power went out yesterday around noon and didn't come on until well after 1:00AM - total 24 hour rainfall is a bit over one inch.

Cliff Mass is forecasting the center of the third storm to hit Port Angeles area sometime around 10:00PM tonight - this is the biggie with intense winds. The (relatively) good news is that it is very compact and if it comes in through Puget Sound, Seattle and Vancouver, BC will be spared the worst of it. The bad news is that we are staring down the barrel here.

Last night had sustained winds around 30-35 with gusts up to 50. See what tonight brings - I have a generator but just don't like the noise. I would rather light a few candles, build a fire and read a book with a glass or two of wine. If the power is out for more than 24 hours, I'll run the generator to keep the freezers cold and to pump water. Puget Sound Energy is showing over 5,800 customers still without power as of this posting.

I was in town yesterday to get some grocery shopping and some wheel chocks for the food trailer - stopped in at Hardware Sales and they had a pile of empty Honda generator cartons flattened in their dumpster. I asked and they had sold over 50 of them on Friday alone. We are talking the EU2000I which runs around $1,000 each - a nice day for sales for a great company.

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Photo by Evan Abell from The Bellingham Herald

The good news coming out of this is that we got our first measurable snowfall on Mt. Baker - from the Washington State Department of Transportation:

Artist Point
11:35 a.m. Oct. 14, 2016
Status: CLOSED

    • The final 2.7 miles of SR 542, the road to Artist Point, is closed for the winter.
    • The road will remained closed until late spring/summer of 2017.
    • WSDOT maintenance crews will spend the winter making sure SR 542 to Mt. Baker Ski Area is safe for skiers, snowboarders and ski area staff.

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