Friday, January 29, 2010

Mount Washington's Wind Speed Record

As if it wasn't sad in enough that our Old Man of the Mountain fell down in 2003, but now we've also lost one of our state's proudest records. (If you haven't noticed yet- I love saying our old man fell down)

For years New Hampshire's Mount Washington has proudly held the world's fastest wind speed at 231 miles per hour. Now, sadly, much like our Old Man, our record has fallen. The newest fastest wind was recorded in 1996 in Australia. Now after years of investigation it is confirmed to be the new record holder.

I will still think fondly of New Hampshire's White Mountains as having some of the worst weather in the world- even if it may not be the fastest and we no longer have an Old Man watching over the state. Until the next wind storm Mount Washington.

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