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Posted: 01/02/20 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL - used to run into that in Calif 40 yrs ago b4 I moved ... maybe the Tumbleweeds finally figured out it was time to get out of Calif?


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Posted: 01/02/20 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That night, New Years eve, the winds were SSW 20+ gusting to 40+. This was the first of week long set of windy rain storms passing through the PNW.

Major traffic accidents due to winter wind and dust storms are regular occurrences in central Washington.

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you guys have no idea how much of a problem tumbleweeds are. my Dad called them russian thistles. they dry out and the first wind that comes along sends them flying across the fields. I have seen them bury a house after a wind storm. they are a terrible fire hazard. they burn fast and hot. they are a pain in the you know what.

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Posted: 01/02/20 02:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, terrible fire hazard. One catches fire and blows for acres and acres in just a few minutes.


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Believe it or not there is someone that does check the radio activity of some of those weeds. My sister lives in west Richland they have a radio for notification about any issues at Hanford. A bit like tornado alley....


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Posted: 01/04/20 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very windy this early morning. Got up and nearly all my tumbleweeds are gone! Can even see my fences.

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