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98.7 MPH Wind Gust Recorded On Grandfather Mountain This Week

Last Updated on March 26, 2022 2:45 pm

During the winter storms this week Grandfather Mountain recorded a wind gust of 98.7 mph. The gust occurred during the 11pm hour of Tuesday night December 12, 2017.

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 in December 2012 and January 2013.

The highest gust recorded in Boone during this week was 67 mph and happen just before midnight on Tuesday night. That marks the 8th time that has happen since 2005. Only 6 times has there been greater gusts. For more on the wind gusts history in Boone visit the Boone Wind Gust History page. 

Wind speeds provided by North Carolina Climate Center

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