The "Big Blow" of '62
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The Columbus Day Storm occurred on October 12,1962. Technically a Typhoon (originally named Frieda) this windstorm, also called the "Big Blow", was packing wind gusts up to 170 mph, and sustained wind speeds of more than 130 mph. The storm was also responsible for major flooding on rivers like the Clackamas, Willamette, and Columbia. The storm caused millions of dollars of damage.

Even Oregon gets wild weather from time to time.