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bruno
05-19-2006, 09:26 AM
one time me and matty d and johnny b were up there in june i think it was and boy howdy it was a-blowin and a-howlin' fo' sho'! i'd say (actually i know cause i went inside and checked the gauges) it was blowin' steady around 80mph (homey don't play that kmh stuff!!;) :D ) with gusts up to i'd say a hunnert!!:eek: i got some photos somewheres of johnny b leanin' all the way back into it!! whooet!!!!:D :)

but i'm sure a lot of folks have been up there in even stronger winds.:)

(totally unrelated or maybe a little related since it has to do with wind and all, but one time in boulder colorado i knew this girl named dena and she was just a little ol' thing, probably not 80 lbs wet, and they have these chinook winds that roar down out of the canyons into town. well, dena was walkin' across this open plaza on the univ. of colo. campus and got blown over and tumbled around like a paper cup til i grabbed her! she was so traumatized she wouldn't leave her room for three days!!:eek: crazy times!!!):)

Mike D
05-19-2006, 05:06 PM
The fastest wind I've ever seen was a couple Januarys ago. It was so cold out the sunshine froze before it hit the ground. I got into four layers top and bottom with goggles, face mask, hat, down hood, wool socks, and industrial strength boots. As soon as I got beyond the protection of the A-frame I went down like a lead sail. The wind was a steady 90 MPH with gusts upwards of 110. The deck was clear of ice and snow but I still could not stand up. Facing into the wind made my cheeks feel like they were on fire. When facing away from the wind, the air was sucked from my lungs. I did the "crawl of shame" back to the tower door.

bruno
05-20-2006, 08:39 AM
It was so cold out the sunshine froze before it hit the ground. When facing away from the wind, the air was sucked from my lungs. I did the "crawl of shame" back to the tower door.

duder! good one!! if yer in the mood for it, wind is fun. if not, not.:eek:

a coupla times i've been up top and there was NO wind at all! it's kinda creepy, but cool nonetheless!!!:) :) :)

post'r boy
05-21-2006, 05:16 PM
steady 75 mph wid 128 mph gusts, temps -30, alberta clipper moved in at 1 pm on the summit,complete whiteout on the way down. we were the olny ones up that day! caretaker at hojo's confirmed we were nuts:eek:

davidhowland14
05-21-2006, 10:14 PM
The fastest wind I've ever seen was a couple Januarys ago. It was so cold out the sunshine froze before it hit the ground.
i really like your phrase. The sunshine froze before it hit the ground. nice.

nevis_highwire
06-21-2006, 04:23 PM
139 In the Obs
131 In the tower ring
117 On the deck

Kanc 2001
09-04-2006, 12:05 AM
~140mph in the obs Dec 2000

deck ~100mph

same in tower all in Dec 2000

Torden
10-05-2006, 11:23 PM
65 MPH,
89 MPH peak speeds,
Winter.

:( :( Not as uber as you guys. :( :(

rockin rex
10-10-2006, 09:39 AM
Been in some high winds on Washington. 90 on Nelson Crag. Had to crawl across the crag or would have been blowen off. 100 at Thunderstorm junction. I turned around and headed down with tail between legs. People were climbing Adams and Madison in those winds but not this boy. Can't imagine being on the summits at or above 100. 90 on the crag was enough for me to gain respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More power to those of you who have joined the century club and lived to talk about it. That is one club I doubt I will have membership in.

nevis_highwire
10-10-2006, 10:57 AM
Been in some high winds on Washington. 90 on Nelson Crag. Had to crawl across the crag or would have been blowen off. 100 at Thunderstorm junction. I turned around and headed down with tail between legs. People were climbing Adams and Madison in those winds but not this boy. Can't imagine being on the summits at or above 100. 90 on the crag was enough for me to gain respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More power to those of you who have joined the century club and lived to talk about it. That is one club I doubt I will have membership in.

How did you measure these wind speeds?

parnelli
10-13-2006, 04:41 AM
Im not sure of the wind speed . I know this.....It was February 26 temp was low single digits and I got a cool picture of my partner leaning into the wind on the obs. deck. Oh yeah it was cold though does that count?:D

Andrew
10-16-2006, 09:31 PM
60 MPH gusts yesterday :)


here's when we were up there...only we were on the railing to the left experiencing the wind more...leaning into it haha.

http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/deck_archive/20061015140237mwowidget.html

Brad
10-17-2006, 06:04 AM
60 MPH gusts yesterday :)


here's when we were up there...only we were on the railing to the left experiencing the wind more...leaning into it haha.

http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/deck_archive/20061015140237mwowidget.html
Too bad you did not get caught by the camera on the quarter hour.

Brad
10-17-2006, 07:49 AM
I did the slight reorganization of the saved images I should have done a while ago. Because I will be saving each year's images I have set up folders by year. So, the image link you posted has been changed to http://public.fotki.com/MWO/saved/2006/deck_archive/20061015140237mwowidget.html

Andrew
10-18-2006, 08:19 PM
yes that's the right one



that hike froze my carera up.

my battery went DEAD so i can't upload the pics we got....they were AWSOME to say the least. In the morning while we were accending capps ridge the fog was blowing over the whole southern presidentials and the sun was just coming up so it was windswept clouds with sunrise colors all over the clouds and landscape plus all the mountains were white from the night before snow storm.