Columbus Day Storm of 1962
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The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 (also known as the Big Blow, and originally as Typhoon Freda) was an extratropical cyclone that struck the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States on October 12, 1962. The storm ranks among the most intense to strike the region since at least 1948, likely since the January 9, 1880 "Great Gale" and snowstorm. The storm is a contender for the title of most powerful extratropical cyclone recorded in the U.S. in the 20th century; with respect to wind velocity, it is unmatched by the March 1993 "Storm of the Century" and the "1991 Halloween Nor’easter" ("The Perfect Storm"). The system brought strong winds to the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada, and was linked to 46 fatalities in the northwest and Northern California resulting from heavy rains and mudslides.
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Detailed analysis of the 1962 Columbus Day windstorm in Oregon and Washington
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The Weather Doctor - Typhoon Freda: The Columbus Day Storm
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Gallery for «Columbus Day Storm of 1962»
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Columbus Day Storm: "Worst Disaster Ever"
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