NORTH CONWAY, NH – The Mount Washington Observatory is celebrating the anniversary of one of the fastest wind speeds ever recorded.
Thursday marked the 84th anniversary of the recording a record shattering wind speed of 231 mph on Mount Washington. On April 12, 1934 the fastest wind speed ever recorded on earth was on Mount Washington and to this day it stands as the highest wind speed ever observed directly by people.
The record was broken when a weather station in Australia, recorded a 253-mph gust during Typhoon Olivia in 1996.
The Weather Discovery Center in North Conway is celebrating Big Wind Day this Saturday with an open house.
Explore exhibits, including the brand new hurricane simulator that lets you experience hurricane force winds.
At 11:15am and 2:15pm talk with observatory scientist Adam Gill and see what is happening on Mount Washington via video chat.
For more information about the wild weather on Mount Washington and Big Wind Day visit MountWashington.org