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Cowardice is an Important Survival Skill


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Call me a coward, but I've decided against an open water swim in the Columbia River tonight.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
342 PM PDT TUE AUG 12 2014

ORC059-WAC005-013-021-071-12
2300-
/O.CON.KPDT.SV.W.0012.000000
T0000Z-140812T2300Z/
FRANKLIN WA-UMATILLA OR-COLUMBIA WA-WALLA WALLA WA-BENTON WA-
342 PM PDT TUE AUG 12 2014

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM PDT
FOR EASTERN BENTON...WALLA WALLA...SOUTHWESTERN COLUMBIA...NORTHERN
UMATILLA AND SOUTH CENTRAL FRANKLIN COUNTIES...

AT 340 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS.
THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTH
OF RICHLAND TO 6 MILES SOUTH OF EUREKA TO DIXIE...OR ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTH OF RICHLAND TO 16 MILES NORTHWEST OF
COLLEGE PLACE TO 12 MILES EAST OF WALLA WALLA...MOVING NORTH AT 35
MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO WEST
PASCO...PASCO...WEST RICHLAND...PRESCOTT...ELTOPIA AND WAITSBURG

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 60 MPH AND BLOWING DUST WITH VISIBILITY DOWN TO
ONE-QUARTER MILE HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS GUST FRONT BOUNDARY.
THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM...SEEK SAFE SHELTER AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM PDT
TUESDAY EVENING FOR OREGON AND EASTERN WASHINGTON.
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BILL60 8/13/2014 7:45AM

    I would not call it cowardice. I would call it, "Being Smart".

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GHK1962 8/12/2014 10:25PM

    Good call on your part. We're having a round of lightening storms on our side of the mountain. It would have been dangerous to do an open water today ... those gusts your way sounds fierce.

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KELLISOR 8/12/2014 10:20PM

    Live to swim another day!

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ALICIA363 8/12/2014 9:59PM

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 8/12/2014 8:26PM

  Smart lady!

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LYNSEY723 8/12/2014 7:19PM

    EEK! We've been having thunderstorms here in the Seattle area too... sure messes with workout plans!!

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MISSG180 8/12/2014 7:12PM

    That's not cowardice, that's survival instincts.

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