Great Coastal Gale of 2007

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.wikipedia
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Pineapple Express

rains of 2005
On November 29, 2007, a strong low pressure system, fed by the remnants of Typhoon Mitag and Typhoon Hagibis, formed in the central Pacific Ocean, and was carried via the Pineapple Express to the Pacific Northwest.
Examples of this are the Christmas flood of 1964, Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, New Year's Day Flood of 1997, January 2006 Flood in Northern California, Great Coastal Gale of 2007, January 2009 Flood in Washington, and the January 2012 Flood in Oregon.

Skokomish River

SkokomishSkokomish River Valley
The Skokomish River was the first to hit flood stage at 2:45 a.m. on December 3, as drenching rains were still pelting the area.
It set an all-time record-high flood level on December 3, 2007 when an intense tropical rainstorm moved in following several inches of snow from the day prior.

Great Gale of 1880

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Meteorologists at the Oregon Climate Service named the storm in January 2008, drawing from the Great Gale of 1880, a similar powerful storm that affected the region in 1880.
Great Coastal Gale of 2007

Vernonia, Oregon

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Flooding from the Nehalem River and landslides caused the city of Vernonia, Oregon to be completely cut off from the rest of Oregon.
In 2007, heavy storms that impacted the Pacific Northwest washed out roads and destroyed homes, cars, and communications infrastructure.

Chehalis River (Washington)

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Numerous streets and highways were flooded and impassable, including twenty miles (32 km) of the region's main north-south artery, Interstate 5 near Chehalis, Washington, that was closed for several days because of flooding from the Chehalis River, which was under about 10 ft of water; the recommended detour added about four hours and 280 miles (450 km).
During the Great Coastal Gale of 2007, a 20 mi stretch of Interstate 5 was closed between exits 68 and 88 because of flooding from the Chehalis River, causing the roadway to be under about 10 ft of water.

Interstate 5 in Washington

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Numerous streets and highways were flooded and impassable, including twenty miles (32 km) of the region's main north-south artery, Interstate 5 near Chehalis, Washington, that was closed for several days because of flooding from the Chehalis River, which was under about 10 ft of water; the recommended detour added about four hours and 280 miles (450 km).
The December 2007 flood closed a 20 mi section of the interstate between Chehalis and Grand Mound for four days and required further repairs.

Columbus Day Storm of 1962

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The storm's intensity was compared to the Columbus Day Storm, which caused widespread wind damage to the Pacific Northwest in October 1962, and the Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, which produced widespread flooding.
Great Coastal Gale of 2007

Hanukkah Eve windstorm of 2006

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The seawall had been just recently reopened on November 16 after repairs in the wake of the Hanukkah Eve Windstorm of the previous December.
Great Coastal Gale of 2007

Extratropical cyclone

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

U.S. state

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

Oregon

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

Washington (state)

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

Provinces and territories of Canada

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The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

British Columbia

BCB.C.British Columbia, Canada
The Great Coastal Storm of 2007 was a series of three powerful Pacific storms that affected the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia between December 1, 2007 and December 4, 2007.

Beaufort scale

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The storms on December 2 and 3 produced an extremely long-duration wind event with hurricane-force wind gusts of

Bay City, Oregon

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up to 137 mph at Holy Cross, Washington on the Washington Coast, and 129 mph at Bay City, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

Oregon Coast

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up to 137 mph at Holy Cross, Washington on the Washington Coast, and 129 mph at Bay City, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

2007 Pacific typhoon season

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On November 29, 2007, a strong low pressure system, fed by the remnants of Typhoon Mitag and Typhoon Hagibis, formed in the central Pacific Ocean, and was carried via the Pineapple Express to the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest

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On November 29, 2007, a strong low pressure system, fed by the remnants of Typhoon Mitag and Typhoon Hagibis, formed in the central Pacific Ocean, and was carried via the Pineapple Express to the Pacific Northwest.

National Weather Service

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Anticipating the storm, the National Weather Service issued its first-ever hurricane-force wind warning for the Oregon coast.

Mason County, Washington

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On December 2, the second storm, which provided considerable amounts of rainfall, yet still packing cold temperatures, dumped even more snow across parts of the state, resulting in several districts in Mason County and Kitsap County to close due to heavy snow.

Kitsap County, Washington

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On December 2, the second storm, which provided considerable amounts of rainfall, yet still packing cold temperatures, dumped even more snow across parts of the state, resulting in several districts in Mason County and Kitsap County to close due to heavy snow.

Bremerton, Washington

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The storm moved northward through Oregon and Washington with strong rain (including 10.78 in in 24 hours in Bremerton, Washington.