Mount Washington Wind Speed Broken


Mount Washington New Hampshire Images by ScenicNH Photography LLC

January 28, 2010 – Since April 12, 1934 Mount Washington in New Hampshire has held the record for the highest wind gust ever measured on earth at 231 miles per hour. A wind speed that some said would never be broken. Never say never. 

News stories are being reported that a record wind gust of 253 miles per hour was measured on April 10, 1996 on Barrow Island in Australia during Tropical Cyclone Olivia. For now it seems official. Why it took 14 years to confirm this wind speed is a mystery, but it looks like the highest summit in the northeast no longer holds the record. You can read the official news story here.

I guess we will all have to wait to see if its true.

Happy image making..

 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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