Another tree goes down

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It looks like we lost another tree due to the wind today. This one is a little mor annoying than the snags that we have lost, as this one is a live douglass fir that was helping block some of the sun coming through my computer room window in the evening.

Unlike the snag that snapped it's trunk about 3 feet up, this one lifted out it's rootball. Oddly enough, it was less than a foot away from a much larger snag that didn't go over.

We woke up this moring to the sound of the wind blowing hard, but when I checked wunderground a couple hours later they said that the winds were 5 mph, gusting to 8. Interesting. Now that the rain has come, and the wind has dropped down to a gentle breeze, wunderground is telling me that the wind is at 10, gusting to 11.

A new front is supposed to come blasting through this afternoon, with sustained winds around 25. They aren't saying what they expect the gusts to do. I would not be the least bit surprised if we lose a couple more when those winds come through.

Tolmie State Park lost thie big madrone that was growing by the lagoon. That one was a real shame. Though on the positive side, I snagged a few pieces of the branches that they cut off for spoon making in a year or so.

Later this week they are predicting snow for several of the nights. That should be fun.