What Are Some Of The Highest Wind Speeds Ever Recorded?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - The Earth can be a windy place at times. But probably no spot is windier than the top of Mount Washington, N.H., which holds the record for the highest wind gust ever recorded: 231 mph on April 12, 1934.

Hurricanes are also well-known for their furious wind speeds, but the strongest hurricanes recorded had wind speeds between 160 and 190 mph.

Tornadoes produce the strongest wind speeds known to man, with the strongest of the strong estimated to produce wind speeds of 261-to-318 mph, but there has yet to be a wind gauge to record it -- the wind speeds are made from damage estimates.

In Seattle, the highest wind gust ever recorded at Sea-Tac was 64 mph during the 1993 Inauguration Day Storm. But wind speeds have reached between 90-100 mph along the Coast and northern Interior before.

For More Information:

www.mountwashington.org

www.usatoday.com

www.tornadoproject.com

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