Mount Washington

Windiest Place


U.S. Postal Commemorative, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, Missouri

The summit of Mount Washington, in New Hampshire, holds the official record for the maximum wind gust ever recorded on land — and not associated with a tornado or hurricane.  On April 12, 1934, an anemometer recorded a wind gust of 231 mph.

Images courtesy of Diane Sawyer, GVCC.  This picture was taken last year on March 9th 2013 on our return home from Green Valley. We live just a half hour from Breton Woods and I took the photo as we passed by. It was good to be back after 9 days on the road. The picture of the Canada Jay was taken on April 4th as my husband and I were doing our annual spring time climb of Mount Washington. We have been on Mt Washington in 100 mph winds and were unable to stand up. I can’t imagine it at 235mph. This time was much calmer and the Jays were anxious for a handout as you can see.

Wonders of America: Land of Superlatives Stamp Series@2005 United States Postal Service. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.

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