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March 12, 2011

Wind power

Flags fly at Alton Daniels field,just off 12th Street in the neighborhood nicknamed “Smiley’s Bottom.” Soon it will be baseball season and the fields will be alive with activity.

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February 14, 2011

In the news

High winds brought a KING 5 television crew to Anacortes early Monday morning. A morning broadcast by reporter Teresa Yuan cited gusts of 29 mph, recorded at the Anacortes Middle School weather center. In addition to downtown shots including the … Continue reading

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July 12, 2010

Windy days

A series of sunny days has also included some relatively dramatic winds, as evidenced in this photograph at the entrance to Island Hospital in Anacortes.

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May 3, 2010


I was the only person at Sunset Beach Monday morning. No surprise. Could barely maintain my balance to snap a few photos of the whitecaps. Got to the Loop Road gate too early, settled for the beach shots and some … Continue reading

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January 5, 2007

Ocean spray

When I got to Seafarers’ Memorial Park about noon Saturday, I took my cap off before the wind took it off for me. Only the hearty ventured out for Saturday strolls in these blustery winds. Still, it’s kind of fun … Continue reading

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December 15, 2006

Storm damage

Thursday night’s wind storm slammed communities throughout the Northwest, and Anacortes was no exception. School was cancelled, primarily due to situations like this on Havecost Road. Trees are down all over Fidalgo Island, especially on the west side. I got … Continue reading

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February 4, 2006

Wind damage

Wind and rain dealt damaging blows to Anacortes this weekend, including this high-profile hit on the New Wilson renovation project downtown. Emergency crews worked all day on the twisted wreck of a wall of scaffolding and protective plastic wrap on … Continue reading

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January 25, 2006

Wind and water

What a gorgeous morning for a trip to the beach! High winds churned up the surf under sunny skies, waves crashing on the rocky shores of Fidalgo Island. This photograph was taken at the end of 5th Street off V … Continue reading

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January 4, 2005

Hunkered down

Seagulls generally fly away when approached, unless there are french fries involved. I didn’t have fries with me, but this guy was hunkered down against the cold wind and didn’t intend to move on unless absolutely necessary. On top of … Continue reading

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