What in the world could possibly blow down more than 100 trees in the middle of a national park when no other major weather event was recorded in the area? A mysterious incident, believed to be meteorological in nature, knocked down over 100 trees in a Washington state national park and has left weather experts baffled. The head-scratching event occurred in the early morning hours of January 27th at the Olympic National Park. Whatever the force was, it wound up knocking down dozens of fairly large trees in the forest which spawned a rumbling sound that drew concerned from people living nearby.
Although initially presumed to have been a microburst based on the appearance of the downed trees, a local weather watcher named Cliff Mass dug deeper into the story and realized that it was really more of a riddle than that.
It would appear that the force needed to knock down these trees would have to have been considerable and a radar look at the region during that time indicates no such circumstances which could have conjured the mighty wind.
A look at other weather measurements also failed to yield any significant clues, although, intriguingly, a seismic recorder in the area did pick up some rumblings which are thought to have been created by all of the trees hitting the ground.
According to Mass the only weather event which may even be remotely related to the weird tree fall could be a frontal zone due to have hit the area later in the evening and even he is weary of that explanation.
The case has proven to be so perplexing that the fastidious researcher even joked that “perhaps the Sasquatch or alien visitation explanations should be taken seriously!”
With that in mind, it’s probably only a matter of time before someone puts forward a meteor-related theory for the mini-Tunguska event.
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The likelihood is that once these wind events are observed there will be seen a narrow column of the atmosphere reaching down momentarily from the an area of what could be an equivalent of the stratosphere or more precisely the upper atmosphere comes down to the earth’s surface having extreme low pressure similar to a vacuum which upon touching down is not a tornado, it will not have spinning wind, it will upon quickly hopping cause intense bursts of wind from the collapse of the surrounding air pressure being much higher. Causation is multiple reasons of radical climate abnormalities.
Turns out to be a mountain wave. I live in the East Slopes of the Cascade mountains, and mountain waves can produce really strong winds when the weather otherwise seems benign.
I’ve seen blow downs of trees from micro-bursts. Never seen shattering of the wood fibers, absent lightening, like that.
You are so right, Lance. Its very weird, the part of the tree and the damage. It looks like giant feet stepped on them.
New energy weapons designed to make it look like Mother Nature did it.
I agree with the giants comment – some of those strange sounds would be what a giant would sound like to me too. Creepy!
Think of all the Spotted Owls that may have died!!!!
Its called a “micro-burst”:
The weather front could easily have created the event. The world of weather is unpredictable basically, no matter what a weather person tries to tell you.
Something VERY powerful must have knocked them down, obviously. Enough to even cause a small earthquake. We need to find out what was it.
What about the circles … is another story.
Someone …. with some type of Bombs; Did all that.
The way the tree in the photo has been split, it seems that they have cut it with a kind of bomb. If they had done it with a laser beam … the cut of the tree would have been clean. You see a lot of broken pieces of the tree as if a bomb had exploded and broken the tree.
The U.S. Navy was supposedly going to conduct electromagnetic warfare games in the Olympic National Forest.
I’d be very interested to know what the Navy growler jets were up to that night.
The blowdown is curiously close to one of the training sites: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hMl_fr05o6TXazHkxijTDL3K0dfAXjuO/view?usp=sharing
There are several environmental organizations that were vehemently opposed to the Navy getting a permit to do testing in this area, and I’m sure they would be happy to know if this testing is causing environmental damage.
If anyone is seriously investigating this, I’d love to know where it ends up: [email protected]
key trem, ” micro”!
look for a crater in the lake bed….
Crop circle on a bigger plant?
Its called a “micro-burst”: