WHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE ON THE EVENING NEWS THIS WEEK. . .
The truly unprecedented weather event illustrated below was caused by two strong weather systems colliding near Hawaii and then landing on the Oregon & Washington coastline with disasterous result. These storms produced wind gusts up to 140-150mph* (if this was the Gulf Coast, we would have been talking category 4 hurricane). The following pictures show what 40 hours of unrelenting high winds (70-80Mph or 112.65-128.75Km/h sustained) and several inches of rain did to our pristine old growth forests both on and surrounding our property which of course, includes the corporate offices, production and warehousing facilities of International Piano Supply, Inc.

Remember what the forested hillsides looked like after Mt. Saint Helens erupted in 1980?
Except for the ash, this wasn't much different.
*higher winds reported, but unverified due to either loss of equipment (many land-based devices simply blew away/apart) or the readings were to high for the anometers to register accurately at time of event.



Some further reading for you "weather bugs" out there