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Tornado reported in Western Washington

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.

Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went to the scene Monday and certified the tornado, based on eyewitness accounts.

The tornado at 7:20 a.m. tore a hole in the roof of the Northwest Door factory at Frederickson, halting production of garage doors.

The tornado also caused minor damage to the nearby Boeing factory and cars in the parking lot. Boeing says work has resumed.

The winds topped a weekend of record rains from a wintry storm in the Northwest.

Is is blustery where you are? Here in Spokane we're battening down the hatches and clicking our ruby red shoes.

Cutline Contest — 5.22.13

About 100 people supporting the Myrtle Beach Tea Party protest at the Internal Revenue Service office in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Tuesday. Tea party activists held rallies outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon Morgan)

Tuesday Winner — Nic/10 likes: “The python is introduced to three University of Florida staffers, otherwise known as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner” You can see Tuesday photo + 14 cutline entries here.

Wind Splits ‘Shawshank’ Oak Tree

An oak tree outside Ohio's Malabar Farm State Park in north-central Ohio played a key role in the the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. The tree was hit Friday by straight-line winds that split it down its rotted middle and took out one side. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Bob Downing)

Question: Which one of the films based on Stephen King's novels or short stories is your favorite?

APhoto Of The Day — 11.17.10

Strong wind tousles Sheila Werth’s hair Tuesday as she takes pictures of the sun setting across Cook Inlet in Kenai, Alaska. The National Weather Service reported gusts exceeding 40 miles per hour at the time. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, M. Scott Moon)

Top Cutline:

  • 1. “..I can see Russia with this cam” — Pecky Cox.
  • 2. Sheila decides it is not Werth it to try to get a picture, as it takes a really Kenai to get a good shot in weather like this — JohnA.
  • 3. “OK Alaska, smile and say ’breeze’” — Formerly Sandpoint.’
  • HM: BrentA

Mr_Bloggy Has Seen The Wind

Mr_Bloggy (re: Dustin: Me hates wind gusts): Mr_Bloggy is a student of the Linguistic Relativity or Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis in which our language, semiotics, encoding, affect how we thing. So, in other words, wind isn’t wind isn’t wind. There are many types and words for wind. Mr_B will spare the careful and diligent reader his (Mr_B’s) encyclopedic vocabulary and instead focus on Mr_B’s most notable winds vis a vis an analysis of contextual mobarity.

  • 1 The Cold Winds of Retribution: (see: Karma and ancient Mongolian tribal jurisprudence) Mr_B grows positively dewy eyed and may instantly lapse into an alpha brain wave state of drooling and spit bubbling bliss imagining what awaits Dick Cheney one day for his sheer, violent evil. Rest of comment below.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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