Most fortunately, Riverdog is on top of his game, not only in his current dance with Mother Nature, but with his mastery of internet connectivity as well. My poor dial-up would have crapped out hours ago in that blizzard. So, here's his latest update.
A quick report at 10:30 PST: The storm is right on us now...the 19-degree breeze with moderate snowfall has gotten ugly, with heavy snowbursts and a howling wind. The wind is saving the moorage by blowing the snow off the shed roofs. I shoveled snow this am and kept up with the worst of it, but now my slip is down to 5 inches above water, so I am preparing to move to another one that is in better shape. The change to freezing rain has been postponed until after dark...that will be interesting.
The NOAA finally admitted to reality and posted a full Blizzard
warning for the Columbia River Gorge after the wind gusts got to
70mph with a temp of 11 degrees and moderate to heavy snow.
Time to suit back up and push more snow.
I've handled many a yacht in high winds, but thankfully haven't had the dubious pleasure of having to play in the snow to do so. That's one I'll gladly take a pass on.
No doubt, he'll come through with colors flying, albiet slightly frozen.