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231-mph NH wind gust is no longer world's fastest (recorded)

Postby palindromez » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:02 am

".......The concession came three days after the World Meteorological Organization posted a snippet on its Web site saying a panel of experts reviewing extreme weather and climate data turned up a 253 mph gust on Australia's Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996.

That tops the 231 mph record set atop Mount Washington on April 12, 1934. ......
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We knew this, and we are talking "recorded".


".......Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography at the University of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire State Climatologist, said she had long expected the record to fall.

"As we improve our technology in terms of instrumentation, and we're observing in more locations, we were bound to pick up on something," she said.
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But what we really need is a few three cup anemometers in the Washington DC area Wednesday night (tonight for some) - all records will be broken then - shattered.

source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100127/ap_ ... rd_toppled
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Postby TLP » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:59 am

Yeah I was just going to post this here. I just saw that on Yahoo, as I was going to check my email. You can't "record" the world's weather though. So Mt. Washington can still claim that as long as it wants. :wink:

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Edit: Here's what the Observatory had to say:
http://observatory.mountwashington.org/ ... ecord_wind
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Postby PackLightPaul » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:46 pm

First the old man on the mountain fell off, now this. Sad day for NH.
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Postby Hotoven » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:27 pm

This made the front page of my local Newspaper, kind of sad. It was always be the fasted wind speeds in my mind! :D
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Postby brokesomeribs » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:19 pm

I call bullshit. The Mt. Washington anemometer broke when it hit 231 that night. I'm pretty sure we hit about 256.

Australia can go throw another shrimp on the barbie and wait for another hurricane to get high wind speed. Here in the northeast, our brutal winds are au natural!
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Postby nartreb » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:44 pm

The sour grapes are nothing new. "Tornadoes don't count. Dopper radar doesn't count. Wire anemometers don't count. Anemometers on masts a hundred feet off the ground don't count [but a short mast on a building on a mountaintop does??]"
Check the editing history of the Wikipedia page. Nothing for a few days after the announcement, but the first edit to "previous record " was immediately replaced by "Northern Hemisphere record".

And don't get me started on "the World's Worst Weather"...
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Postby dwhike » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Average number of days/year on Washington with hurricane force winds = 110

No worries people, 'ol George still blows! :shock:
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Postby Hotoven » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:31 pm

Inclag wrote:I'm amazed at the amount of sour grapes I've read from some people and those who work at the Mount Washington Observatory with regard to this.

It's just wind :!:

Oh, and the Mt Washington anemometer did not break, and I'm pretty sure that all winds outside of a wind turbine are naturally occurring, no?


Ignore the troll :D
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Postby nartreb » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:39 pm

Inclag, I think HO was referring to the fact that you responded to the troll...
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:32 pm

Inclag wrote:
nartreb wrote:Inclag, I think HO was referring to the fact that you responded to the troll...


Doh! :oops:


haha no worries, I have done the same thing before. Its easy to misinterpret things on forums. :D
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