Watch: Big Tree Fall Hard– Winter Storm Batters West Coast
13 inches of rain in 21 days, with the added bonus today of 55mph winds. This was in Forest Grove… a ginormous oak tree fell, barely missing two houses and a church. It did pull up a slab of sidewalk.
Posted by Photos By Mike on Monday, December 21, 2015
Heavy winds uprooted large oak trees in Forest Grove, Oregon on Monday.
The National Weather Service Medford, OR issued a winter storm warning for the area with the statement:
“Frequent periods of snow through mid-week.
A series of disturbances will produce frequent periods of light to moderate snow through Wednesday afternoon. Additional periods of light to moderate snow are possible between Wednesday night and early christmas morning. Snow amounts will be higher on west facing slopes…Especially in the Oregon Cascades. Areas near Crater Lake and diamond lake may see heavy snow accumulations this evening through Wednesday night. Additional concerns will center on the impact snow may have on heavier than normal traffic over the passes due to holiday travel.”
They went further to say:
“Winds: West at 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph this evening into tonight.”