101.9 MPH Wind Gust Recorded On Grandfather Mountain, Does Not Break Overall Record

Winds atop Grandfather Mountain reached over 100 mph on Friday.

The official reading of 101.9 mph occured on Friday morning, according to data from the North Carolina Climate Office. The all-time record wind speed in 58 years of weather observations is 120.7 mph which occurred in December 2012, according to articles posted on WataugaOnline.com in December 2012 and January 2013.

Gusts of 105 mph and 103 mph were recorded in October 2012 . In December 2017 a 98 mph mark was recorded.

Peak wind gusts of 60 mph in Boone occured at 12:35 pm and 12:55 pm on Friday. That marks the 8th and 9th time that has happened since 2005. For more on the wind gusts history in Boone visit the Boone Wind Gust History page.