The most intense storm to hit the Pacific Northwest started from the remnants of Typhoon Freda, which formed in the North Pacific on Oct. 3, 1962. As noted in a previous column, three successive storms hit the Pacific Northwest over a 30-hour period Oct. 11-12, 1962. The first blast postponed the sixth game of the World Series between the Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. The second, stronger storm, skirted a 1,000-mile stretch of coast from northern California to British Columbia for 15 hours, creating hurricane-force winds. Wind speeds of 173 mph were reported at Cape Blanco, while Mount Hebo Air Force Station in Oregon recorded 127-mph gusts. Property damage was estimated at $200 million; 40 died. This was known as the Columbus Day Storm.
Fastcast: Warmer, almost muggy.