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NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY – April 12

National Big Wind Day - April 12

NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY

Observed each year in the United States on April 12th, National Big Wind Day commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface.  On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at 231 miles per hour.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft, and it is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Hold on to your hat and use #NationalBigWindDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

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