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Offline ALITTLEweird1

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155 mph wind gust
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:44:09 PM »
We had a wind warning lastnight. My highest gust was 40. But at 10,000 feet they recorded a 155 mph gust.  8O

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On Saturday, a fast-moving cold front brought 30- to 45-mph gusts to the Puget Sound area, hard rains and strong winds on the coast. Mount Rainier's Camp Muir, at 10,000 feet, recorded a 155-mile-per-hour blast, according to Cliff Mass, atmospheric sciences professor at the University of Washington.


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Re: 155 mph wind gust
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 08:22:32 PM »
We had a wind warning lastnight. My highest gust was 40. But at 10,000 feet they recorded a 155 mph gust.  8O

WOW, Is the station still there? (155 mph That's 70 m/s)

I did have gust at 28 m/s (62 mph) last Monday.



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Re: 155 mph wind gust
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 08:31:31 PM »
Here's some graphs.. pretty interesting.

http://www.nwac.us/weatherdata/campmuir/
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Re: 155 mph wind gust
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 08:39:02 PM »
Just found this, wonder if this is still true.

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The Story of the World Record Wind

During a wild April storm in 1934, a wind gust of 231 miles per hour (372 kilometers per hour) pushed across the summit of Mount Washington. This wind speed still stands as the all-time surface wind speed observed by man record.

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Re: 155 mph wind gust
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 07:04:50 PM »
While this high wind warning doesn't compare it's still significant for this area...it's not always sun and kite flying weather on the beach ;)

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* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS OF 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE LIKELY FOR
  EXPOSED AREAS IN THE COASTAL HILLS. WINDS WILL REMAIN
  SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER IN THE SHELTERED VALLEYS SUCH AS THE
  NEHALEM RIVER VALLEY.
  FOR THE COAST...SOUTH WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES.
  SOUTH WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH ARE EXPECTED
  NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS.

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Re: 155 mph wind gust
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 11:11:22 PM »
Pretty impressive winds.

This isn't a record either but, this is what happened to the radar dome on Virgina Peak outside of Reno in 2008 as the result of 140+ mph winds.  Needless to say it took a few months to get it back in operation.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/current/KRGXDomeFailure.pdf
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 11:13:02 PM by Harry »