Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Windstorm and Rain

After a very pleasant and sunny morning, the wind picked up in the afternoon and we had a brief summer windstorm.  The cottonwood trees were straining under some of the gusts (65 km/h at the Bella Coola Airport) and eventually the power went out.  That's a pretty normal event when we get a brief intense storm like that, with all the trees and vegetation so close to power lines in the Bella Coola Valley.  Often the cause of the outage is a cottonwood top or large branch breaking off, the trees are so full of large leaves and the new wood growth is soft and tender so they are vulnerable to wind damage.

The short rain we received was welcomed for the soil and gardens, but it wasn't a huge amount.  Grizzly

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