199-mph wind last year set Cal­i­for­nia record, agency says

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Sci­en­tists said a 199-mph gust that blasted a moun­tain­top at the Alpine Mead­ows ski re­sort last Fe­bru­ary was the strong­est wind ever recorded in Cal­i­for­nia. The Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion said it was the strong­est non-tor­nado wind in the USA last year.

Tom Pad­ham, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist with the Mount Washington Ob­ser­va­tory in New Hamp­shire, told the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle that even in winds of 120 mph, a per­son is not able to stand.

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