Friday, February 25, 2011

Howling winds

Possibly the most impressive wind observation thus far:

Umiat RAWS at 223PM AST

Temperature -1F, west winds 45 gusting to 62 mph. That's a whole lot of wind for Umiat.


At 7pm AST Friday the Fairbanks Airport reported a peak wind of 53 mph. This is the strongest wind gust in February since a gust recorded was installed in 1985, and one of strongest any time outside of a thunderstorm.

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