Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

The Columbus Day Storm 50 years later: A Kitsap perspective, Part I

Afternoon, everyone! I hope all of you had a great weekend. It was quite a pleasant and relatively warm first weekend of October, but we have some major changes coming. I will talk about those changes in greater detail tomorrow, so please refer to the seven day forecast below for the summarized version πŸ˜‰

Now for the big news story: I would like to request some help regarding the 50 year anniversary of one of the most powerful cyclones in 20th century U.S. history, the Columbus Day Storm of October 12th, 1962. As most of you probably know, I was not even close to being around at that time. That is where you come in!

On Friday I will produce a special blog post in relation to the Columbus Day storm, however my goal is to offer a perspective that many probably haven’t seen or heard about. I am requesting pictures and/or experiences from those who were here on the peninsula during the storm or have stories to share. This would be a great help, as I only have information in regards to how the Northwest was affected as a whole.

If you have any stories, experiences or photos you would like to share for this story, please e-mail me at:


Thank you! Your help is much appreciated! πŸ™‚

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap