Super cell storms in the Pacific Northwest without Doppler radar to forecast and give warning for approaching hurricane-force Typhoon, Cyclone winds and torrential Monsoon rains that hit right in the heart of this blind spot! WHY?
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.
In Southwest Washington counties who experienced the December 2007 storm (hurricane strength storm with winds 150+ MPH cat 3-4 storm surge 30 ft!) that flooded out Lewis County and had four counties in SW Washington declared FEMA disaster areas - my county, Pacific, and neighboring counties, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Thurston.
Washington State Will Be A Memorable Flood Event
Washington state isolated. 1/7/2009 Thread: Washington State Will Be A Memorable Flood Event
Why we won't get a Much needed Super Doppler HD is more likely than not due to Offshore military exercises run out of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, McChord Air Force Base, the Everett Home Port, and the Bangor Submarine base. However they too like the residents, and the fishermen are without are without the comprehensive meteorological oversight that coastal radars could provide. Is this the reason why we are continued to be left in the dark as super cell storms approach? Is there something more sinister going on off the Pacific Northwest coast line?
current black hole in radar..
[link to radar.weather.gov
] Senator Cantwell gets $2 Million approved for Doppler Radar in SW Washington
June 24, 2008
[link to baycenter.wordpress.com
] Still no doppler
The Pacific Northwest has the Worst Coastal Weather Radar Coverage in the Continental U.S.: Documentation of the Problem and a Call for Action
The coastal radar acquisition is receiving strong support from local cities and counties, environmental groups, local businesses and fishermen, the timber and wood-products industry, and newpaper editorial writers from throughout the region. News Flash: Senator Maria Cantwell has secured 2 million dollars for the radar in the 2009 Omnibus bill signed by President Obama. This is roughly 1/3 the total cost of the coastal radar. This amount is less than the doppler, and less than the amount of total damages due to these super storms. The total cost of the super Doppler is 10 million
[link to www.atmos.washington.edu
] Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm of 2006 Damages: $267 million+ (2006 USD) in US, $89 million+
(2006 CAD) in Canada
Areas affected: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Vancouver Island and Southern British ColumbiaThe Great Coastal Gale of 2007 storm Damages: 1.18 billion ($1 billion in WA and $180 million in OR)
Areas affected: Washington, Oregon, extreme Northern California, Vancouver Island and Southern British Columbia
Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding
Declared January 30, 2009
[link to www.fema.gov
total damages still unknown
If the federal government would have just given Washington state the much needed 10 million dollars for the Super Doppler after the Inaugural Day storm of 1993, they would have saved lives, and billions of dollars in damages.
So my question is why the real reason for not installing a Doppler to cover the blind spot In Washington State?
Conspiracy theorists welcomed.