Yesterday’s wind storm across the Northeast set records, caused significant damage and left many observers in awe of the powerful winds.
In Maine, winds exceeding 100 miles an hour knocked over a communications tower on top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
In New Hampshire, strong winds in Twin Mountain blew the roof off the Mount Washington Cog Railway display train’s coach section.
On Mount Washington, officials with the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a gust of 171 miles per hour, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. The wind gust is a new all-time record for the mountain in February.
Over the course of the day, winds on Mount Washington averaged a staggering 110 miles per hour, with the highest average over the course of an hour being 138 miles per hour.
In New York, Whiteface Mountain had the highest recorded wind speed in the state at 107 miles per hour.