Remember that big storm? Local weather historian tells why

Felix Banel

An engaging conversation about history-making weather will blow in to the Lynnwood Library later in October.

Broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel will explore this region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos and radio and TV clips, he will share stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

Banel will visit the Lynnwood Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The event is free and sponsored by Humanities Washington. Banel looks at how these storms can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate and protect each other, and why we remember these events for so long. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they’ve survived being snowed in, washed out or left without power in the wake of a big storm.

Banel is editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO radio on Northwest history and culture for many years and produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.