Crescent City storm August 16, 1972
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Crescent City storm August 16, 1972
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Crescent City storm August 16, 1972
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    "On Wednesday, August 16, 1972, between the hours of 0600 and noon PDT, a small but intense storm that had apparently developed very rapidly moved up the coast of northern California and extreme southern Oregon causing high winds all a 100-mile coastal and offshore strip from Eureka, California, to near North Bend, Oregon. The low pressure system then moved inland about noon with considerably decreased winds. Strongest winds were from a southerly direction, reaching at least 65 knots in places. At least 10 boats were sunk and 100 others badly damaged, and 13 people are known dead or missing. The casualties were mostly fishermen who had been fishing off Point St. George (near the California-Oregon border) and whose boats sunk or were driven northward before the wind onto rocks or islands in trying to reach safety"--from Executive Summary.
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