Looks like we have some competition from the southern Appalachians for highest wind speed. Except the one they put up on top of the mile high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain, only goes up to 224 mph still 7mph short of the rockpiles world record. It also has a built in feature that keeps it from freezing up, but then again they dont have as many foggy days where the rime ice accumalates like our Mt Washington

Here is the article link from a WInston Salem, NC newspaper

http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Sa...J_BasicArticle