Soggy, Foggy, and Windy

Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment is dominated by a temperate, but wet climate. The weather is cool in the summer with only a few inches of rain the entire season. Fall, winter and spring however are dominated by rain, with over seven feet falling in nine months. Cape Disappointment is one of the foggiest locations in the US with over 100 days of fog every year. North Head is one of the windiest locations in the US. It can produce fierce winter storms called mid-latitude cyclones, known for hurricane force winds and can generate wind gusts exceeding 150 mph. My visit there was blessed by sun and calm winds.

Cape Disappointment earned its name when Captain John Mearesfailed to cross the river bar in 1788. The feat was accomplished in 1792 by American Captain Robert Gray The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Cape Disappointment in 1805.

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