Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mount Washington loses wind speed record

This is from one of the blogs that I follow called The Smoky mountain Hiking Blog...Since 1934, Mount Washington in New Hampshire has held the record for the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the Earth. In a report released last Friday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), that record was toppled on April 10, 1996 at an unmanned station in Barrow Island, Australia during Typhoon Olivia. According to the report, the new record now stands at 253 mph.  Read More

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mt. Diablo factoid:

The same man who built the first road up Mount Washington, also built the first road up Mount Diablo.
lp knows history.

lp

Smokey said...

Joseph S. Hall? right?

Smokey said...

Robert N.Burgess had a lot to do with the property of the Mountain too..

Smokey said...

This is from the cultural history page; The companies to create these roads were called The Mount Diablo Summit Road Company and the Green Valley and Mount Diablo Summit Road Company. On May 2, 1874, the roads were opened and began to carry stages and carriages.

Anonymous said...

The big difference between the two enterprises, was that the road up Mount Washington was a huge success. The Mount Diablo road never lived up to its promises. R. N Burgess was much later. Created the first paved roads.

lp

Smokey said...

Good stuff lp thanks

Smokey said...

Now find out the history of that chimney for me... totally looks way old...Ever seen it?

Anonymous said...

I think that is the remains of the old Kringle training center.

lp