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How ‘Bout that Snowstorm…Are You Ready for Worse?

This week marks the Anniversary of the last Great Earthquake back in the 1700’s, and while all the annoyances of the past week in the Portland Metro area are fresh in folks’ minds, let’s review: @wweek As of 10 am, the official accumulation at our office in Parkrose was 7.9″. Downtown had 11.8″. Before 2008, 6.6″ 1/27/1996. — NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) January 11, 2017   The entire Portland Metropolitan region was hit with infrastructure-crippling snow. The transportation network gets thrown into chaos. Cars are abandoned on roadways; due to road conditions people…

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The Great Snowpocalypse of 2016

Commuters wait on packed platforms for the Evergreen Line train on it’s first rush day at Commercial Drive Station. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG Vancouver Sun This preparedness thing ain’t easy sometimes. Two snow/ice events hit the Pacific Northwest over the tail end of December, 2016, and it was a perfect test of our relative preparedness for a major disaster like the Giant Earthquake that will hit our region. Weather experts did their best to predict the impact, emergency professionals did their best by staging resources, opening warming centers, and activating…

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Donuts are for Dunking (and Delicious!)

Seattle’s KING5 TV has some excellent tips for snow driving. Before Winter Weather returns… Brush Up On Winter Driving Snow doesn’t happen all that often in the Pacific Northwest, but when it does, it can be a real challenge for getting around. Most don’t have or need snow tires or carry chains, and few true Webfoots have has enough time driving on snow to get real practice time in. AWD or 4WD does not matter if you’re driving too fast for conditions, or don’t leave enough distance. Edmunds.com has come…

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