Kerri Thoreson posts on Facebook: "Took this photo (Saturday evening) of the clouds overhead about 20 minutes before the storm blew through. Don't think I've ever seen a formation quite like this."
Authorities said the storm that caused severe damage and 50,000 power outages in early August became the second worst to hit the area in 18 years. The worst in recent memory: the 1996 Ice Storm.
|1996 Ice Strom||2014 August Windstorm|
|100,000 power outages||50,000 power outages|
|Maxing out fire resources||Maxing out fire resources|
|Downed trees||Downed trees|
|16 degrees||90+ degrees|
|Widespread damage||Isolated damage|
In 1996, heavy ice coated trees causing them to snap and knock down power lines. The system was dubbed “Ice Storm” and it destroyed much of the infrastructure of Washington Water Power, now Avista/Whitney Ward, KREM2. More here.
Question: Which do you think was worse -- the recent wind storms or Ice Storm 1996?