Everyone who lives in Juneau is familiar with the Taku Winds, but especially residents of Douglas and the downtown area. They are fierce.
Early on a January morning a couple years ago, I went to Foodland. It was still dark and the Taku Winds were blowing. I needed pellets for my pellet stove. I had made my purchase and was in the parking lot loading the bags of pellets into my car when I heard a noise. It was the noise of a shopping cart being blown across the parking lot. I didn’t see it, but I could tell from the noise that it was picking up speed. Then, it crashed hard into a nearby car. I walked over to view the damage. It had crashed into a fairly new pickup truck and there