October 15: Storm Day: Commemorating The Columbus Day Storm @ Pittock Mansion | Tornado Chamber, Weather Balloon, Historic Photos

From our sponsors at Pittock Mansion:
Storm Day Pittock MansionStorm Day: Commemorating The Columbus Day Storm
Saturday, October 15
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | All Ages
$8 adults | $7 Seniors | $5 Youth (Age 6-18)
Children Under 6 FREE

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Mansion Drive

On Columbus Day, 1962, the most devastating wind storm in recorded history to hit the Pacific Northwest, known as the ¬Å“Big Blow,¬Â caused major destruction in northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The extratropical cyclone, which began as Typhoon Freda, was the greatest natural disaster to strike the West Coast in more than half a century.

Learn about the power of Northwest weather and the impact of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm on Pittock Mansion and Portland at our Storm Day event on Saturday, October 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This all-ages event will feature tips from the Red Cross for storm preparation and OMSI-led, weather-related activities and demonstrations including a small tornado chamber; a weather balloon; a Van de Graaff generator to create static electricity and lightning; and hands-on projects such as creating a wind vane and a rain gauge.