3 Storms Merging into 1

Coby

Active member
#25
80 Mph wind doesn't impress me much. We get that here where I live now and I just spent a good hour hiking up the side of Mount Tom. Made it all the way up to the summit and took in a fresh breath of air.

It actually felt very good up there. Air almost felt as fresh as sea side (almost).
You really are a superhero...
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#26
You really are a superhero...
Don't be so quick to judge. It can be easy to dismiss somethings after experience.

Thousands upon thousands of people do this. Huge numbers of people subject themselves to very fast winds. It is different however, things that would blow away are already gone so there is no damage being done. You are also prepared to face it so it is not as bit of a deal. It is a little different when it hits a town or city.

To be honest until debris starts flying and structures break high winds can seem unimpressive at first after being in a high wind environment.

All 10,000 plus people that have done the Appalachian Trail have seen harsh winds.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php

The last 24 hour average is only 74 mph. It gets a lot faster there.


231 mph has been recorded here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire)

If you want to see high winds there are places to go see it yourself.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#27
Don't be so quick to judge. It can be easy to dismiss somethings after experience.

Thousands upon thousands of people do this. Huge numbers of people subject themselves to very fast winds. It is different however, things that would blow away are already gone so there is no damage being done. You are also prepared to face it so it is not as bit of a deal. It is a little different when it hits a town or city.

To be honest until debris starts flying and structures break high winds can seem unimpressive at first after being in a high wind environment.

All 10,000 plus people that have done the Appalachian Trail have seen harsh winds.

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit.php

The last 24 hour average is only 74 mph. It gets a lot faster there.


231 mph has been recorded here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire)

If you want to see high winds there are places to go see it yourself.
I've been on Mount Washington and have experienced their winds. As you said, people do this all the time and yes, you can stand up during them.


You really are a superhero...
80 miles an hour wind isn't such a big deal. :)
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#28
You've seen it and done it all. 80MPH winds are the norm where you live... :rolleyes:
Hold on, you are in West Virginia. If you are willing and patient it is not a huge amount of traveling for you to see high winds if you gain some altitude. Many of the mountains in the Appalachians are massively windy places.

It is kind of fun but only because things are not being destroyed.
 
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