From Our Files (Sept. 22, 2021)
September 22, 2021
Sept. 23, 1971
An east wind blew through Linn County, causing disruption to logging, power and forestry services.
Wind velocity at Green Peter Lookout measured 35 MPH, and more than 60 MPH at Swamp Mountain. Logging activity was curtailed due to low humidity and high winds that threatened falling limbs. Pacific Power & Light Co. employees stayed busy clearing debris and repairing power lines.
Power outages persisted in Cascadia because as lines were repaired, limbs continued to strike the lines. PP&L employees said east winds and lower humidity are common in late September to October, and t...