Trivia Question 12/1/11 – Wind

Los Angeles had the strongest winds that we’ve seen in more than 10 years.  It’s estimated the wind exceeded 60 miles per hour and gusts may have been up to 80 miles per hour in some areas.  BUT, although that’s a strong wind, it’s far from what is possible.

QUESTION:

What was the highest wind speed ever recorded by a weather station anemometer?

ANSWER:

253 Miles per Hour

EXPLANATION:

During the passage of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on April 10, 1996, an automatic weather station on Barrow Island, Australia, registered a maximum wind gust of 408 km/hour (220 knots; 253 mph).

NET CHECK IN’s:

We had a total of 35 stations checking in to our net tonight and of those only 1 got the answer to tonight’s Trivia Question.  Congratulations to:

  • AD6UP – Louie

A big thanks to everyone for checking in to the net.

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