Saturday, January 14, 2017

Big Weather on Agiocochook

This week California was pounded by a winter storm generated from distant ocean currents off the coast of Hawaii. Rain fell in torrents and ten feet of snow capped the High Sierras. At one point a meteorological observatory recorded Force 5 hurricane winds over 160 MPH.

Treacherous weather to be sure, however on April 12, 1932 the Mount Washington Observatory's anemometer registered a wind gust of 231 miles per hour.

A world record faster than Bentley's new Continental Speed.

The 62 year-old record was supposedly broken by a tropical cyclone striking Barrow Island off the coast of Western Australia.

As a New Englander I honor Agiocochook or The Place of the Concealed One.

And 1934.

To read more about that day, please go to the following URL

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