Grandfather Mountain has set yet another record for wind gust speed for the second time this month.
The now new record of 124 mph was recorded with the midnight reading on Monday, February 25, according to data from the North Carolina Climate Office. That breaks the previous mark, which was just set on February 13, of 121.3 mph.
Gust speeds from 122 mph down to 110 mph were also recorded through the overnight and into the early morning hours.
The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation records and reports data in three different ways:
The park maintains an automated weather station at the top of the Mile High Swinging Bridge. The N.C. Climate Office assists the foundation in calibrating the machines and ensuring overall accuracy of data.
Grandfather Mountain has been an active member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Cooperative Observer Program since 1955 by reporting daily temperature, precipitation and weather events from a location near the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Park naturalists also record and report daily precipitation totals from the Nature Museum and Entrance Gate to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).