Howling Like a …

Banshee: “A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage a death in the family by wailing outside the house.”  Here’s what a “banshee” looks like in our neck of the woods:

“Coastal Region, Thursday: Now through 8 p.m.. The coast not only gets the strongest winds, but gets stuck with them the longest as they don’t have the terrain to the south or west to block the winds as the Low passes by. Wind speeds are expected to be between 30-40 mph, with gusts as high as 60-65 mph. Winds are already gusting into the 50s and 60s along the northern Oregon coast.”

As far as raging windstorms go, most locals barely bat an eye until the banshee starts howling at over 70mph.  Maybe today,  There’s a HIGH WIND WARNING in effect for the Washington Coast with forecasts of “gusts of 58 mph or faster.”  (This is the part where all you sun drenched, blue sky, 80-degree southern Californians get to gloat.)  Well.  

Since we’re waiting for the roof to blow off, the boys decide they want to spend the afternoon swimming at the Y.

 Is this place great, or what?




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