When people quote wind speeds - call them on their bullsh*t


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Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Sunday Rain before 10am, then snow. High near 40. Very windy, with a southwest wind around 55 mph, with gusts as high as 80 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.


Lee Vining

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
And then there is spending a night in a tent at 10,000' when an official
weather station nearby, but 3000' lower, recorded winds of 105 mph. Two
ice axes, two ice tools, flukes, deadmen (lol), and X ice screws did
the job. Thank you JanSport! The proto tent survived with only two of the
three poles breaking. (but didn't tear the sleeves!)

Cumberland Plateau
Nov 30, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
I got to experience winds in the neighborhood of 50mph recently. The wind speed was not that big of deal. The problem was that about 500ft to the west the wind was blowing to the south at 50mph. 500 ft. to the east the wind was blowing north at 50mph. Directly overhead at about 1500ft was an inverted hersheys kiss shaped cloud reaching for the ground. The most dangerous winds were wrapped in clouds and sounded like they had a freight train in them. Highest gusts in the storms exceeded well over 100mph. We didn't have trees down. We had forests disappear.
One thing I learned that day..........if you are a tornado chaser, you most likely do not want to catch one!

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 30, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
100 posts in 26 hours, that's less than 4 /h
still it blows me away

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Seems like a lot, but most of these posts are unnecessarily....

..... long winded.

Nov 30, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
"I guess you'd probably hate this site:
Warning: contains people quoting wind speeds."

GREAT site QINTNL! I was down today working on a roof that blew off in 100 mph gusts a week back. Site says it was 31 mph today, which was within 1 mph of what I guessed it was. Very sweet! Says that it's gonna be getting up to 59 mph in a few days, looks like I need a few blue tarps once the rest of the shingles blow off.
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