Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Big Wind Passes
When I took this photo in 2008, it turns out the record had already been broken by a
253 mph gust recorded in 1996 on Barrow Island in Australia during Cyclone Olivia.
231-mph NH Wind Gust Is No Longer World's Fastest
Officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said "Mount Washington still holds the record for the Northern and Western hemispheres, and said it still can claim to be home to some of the world's worst weather given the combination of bitter cold, snow, wind and freezing fog it frequently experiences."
6288 feet of harrowing climb for a broken record? I feel cheated.