Thanks Acerholic. Its really bizarre indeed. I am over the major mountain range (Cascades) from Seattle and Bellingham, so we do get more extreme weather than much of the Pacific Northwest. Though this is unusual for even this side of the range. The doubled over tree was the 'Seiryu' which I promptly shook off after the picture. I didn't see any breaks so it should be OK. I shook off the paperbarks too!