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.
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