This makes them the first tourists to the Oregon Coast ever to be disappointed by the weather. Even a stoic like William Clark was moved to write in his journal on November 28, 1805:
Rained all the last night . . . we are all wet our bedding and Store are also wet, we haveing nothing which is Sufficient to keep ourselves bedding or Stores dry . . . O! how disagreeable is our Situation dureing this dreadful weather.The forecast for this weekend, by the way, calls for hurricane-force winds and driving rains, with a good chance of flooding and landslides.
Oh well -- at least it keeps our property taxes low.
Postscript: I love winter storms, and this one was great -- 45-foot seas, wind-gusts up to 125 mph, and no power for 39-hours. Highway 18 is still closed, and Highway 101 is closed north of Tillamook . . . but the road is open through Hebo, so those Safeway trucks should be rolling in by tomorrow.