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(SFGate)   199-MPH Sierra wind gust sets California record. For comparison, 140-mph winds have been known to pick up and hurl baseball-sized rocks   ( sfgate.com) divider line
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2018-01-13 03:07:12 AM  
The Taco Bell Invitational is early this year
 
2018-01-13 05:28:10 AM  
Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.
 
2018-01-13 05:29:55 AM  
How many cows is that?
 
2018-01-13 05:30:53 AM  
They weren't air-headed enough?
 
2018-01-13 05:35:42 AM  
It's impressive, but if I got that close to 200 mph and pulled up 1 mph short, I'd be a little disappointed in myself.
 
2018-01-13 05:43:40 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


Because the west coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan?
 
2018-01-13 05:46:49 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


You forgot hurricanes, tornados and mountains that explode.
 
2018-01-13 05:51:16 AM  

I'm no expert but...: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

You forgot hurricanes, tornados and mountains that explode.


And bears.
And hippies.
 
2018-01-13 05:51:58 AM  
F*CK. And I just put
 
2018-01-13 05:52:42 AM  

mrparks: F*CK. And I just put


...up my parawing for the winter
 
2018-01-13 05:53:29 AM  

Richard Saunders: I'm no expert but...: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

You forgot hurricanes, tornados and mountains that explode.

And bears.
And hippies.


And a disproportionate number of vegans.
 
2018-01-13 06:04:39 AM  
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Always wanted to go visit this remote area in Cali. Supposedly a biatch to get to.
 
2018-01-13 06:34:28 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


It's ok if you're rich. The poor are stuck here. Socal is like a foreign country. The service sector makes France look like deferential, bowing and scraping castle servants. Your food order WILL be wrong. The people serving it WILL be gross. Your mail WILL be delivered to the wrong address. You WILL frequently get other people's mail. Your taco meat WILL have a little rock in it that'll crack your tooth. The dust WILL give you lung disease. The motor cycles zipping between cars... well that part's kinda neat. You WILL have a scary encounter with coyotes if you decide you like walks at 2 am. You MUST study the expiration dates when ever you go grocery shopping. Should ANYTHING say 1987? OTOH, there's no water shortage. They water the grass every night all night everywhere.

And so on and so forth.
 
2018-01-13 06:44:28 AM  
New Hampshire's Mount Washington holds the record for fastest wind speed on U.S. soil - 231 mph.

Amazingly, a guy who got caught in it lived to tell the tale. Bill Bryson describes it thusly:

On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, Salvatore Pagliuca, a meteorologist at the summit weather observatory on Mount Washington, had an experience no one else has had before or since.
Mount Washington sometimes gets a little gusty, to put it mildly, and this was a particularly breezy day. In the previous twenty-four hours the wind speed had not fallen below 107 miles an hour, and often gusted much higher. When it came time for Pagliuca to take the afternoon readings, the wind was so strong that he tied a rope around his waist and had two colleagues take hold of the other end. As it was, the men had difficulty just getting the weather station door open and needed all their strength to keep Pagliuca from becoming a kind of human kite. How he managed to reach his weather instruments and take readings is not known, nor are his words when he finally tumbled back in, though "Jeeeeeeeesus!" would seem an apt possibility.
What is certain is that Pagliuca had just experienced a surface wind speed of 231 miles an hour. Nothing approaching that velocity has ever been recorded elsewhere.
 
2018-01-13 06:56:27 AM  

I'm no expert but...: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

You forgot hurricanes, tornados and mountains that explode.


40 years of darkness, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together....

MASS HYSTERIA!
 
2018-01-13 06:57:54 AM  

I Ate Shergar: What is certain is that Pagliuca had just experienced a surface wind speed of 231 miles an hour. Nothing approaching that velocity has ever been recorded elsewhere.


I've experienced that in my bedroom
She was asleep so I can't prove it
Also 232 mph isn't a velocity
 
2018-01-13 07:14:05 AM  
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*pats Sierra Nevada on head*

"That's cute, kid."
 
2018-01-13 08:30:55 AM  

I Ate Shergar: New Hampshire's Mount Washington holds the record for fastest wind speed on U.S. soil - 231 mph.

Amazingly, a guy who got caught in it lived to tell the tale. Bill Bryson describes it thusly:

On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, Salvatore Pagliuca, a meteorologist at the summit weather observatory on Mount Washington, had an experience no one else has had before or since.
Mount Washington sometimes gets a little gusty, to put it mildly, and this was a particularly breezy day. In the previous twenty-four hours the wind speed had not fallen below 107 miles an hour, and often gusted much higher. When it came time for Pagliuca to take the afternoon readings, the wind was so strong that he tied a rope around his waist and had two colleagues take hold of the other end. As it was, the men had difficulty just getting the weather station door open and needed all their strength to keep Pagliuca from becoming a kind of human kite. How he managed to reach his weather instruments and take readings is not known, nor are his words when he finally tumbled back in, though "Jeeeeeeeesus!" would seem an apt possibility.
What is certain is that Pagliuca had just experienced a surface wind speed of 231 miles an hour. Nothing approaching that velocity has ever been recorded elsewhere.


The anemometer at NWS station Miami broke during Hurricane Andrew at 211 MPH.

Irma came thru here and took 2 hangars down. Sustained winds at Sebring airport were 149 mph. I am sure the gusts (or tornados) responsible for the destruction clocked in much higher, but we don't have wind speed indicators on our runway.

/still cleaning up
 
2018-01-13 08:44:29 AM  

doosh: [img.fark.net image 850x637]
Always wanted to go visit this remote area in Cali. Supposedly a biatch to get to.


Weren't those shown to be actually moved by water?
 
2018-01-13 09:25:57 AM  
It was just the Dragonborn.

FUS-RO-DAAAAAAH!
 
2018-01-13 09:36:27 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


Artisinal avocado-almond cheese?
 
2018-01-13 09:44:09 AM  

Richard Saunders: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

Because the west coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan?


BTW, damn you so much.
 
2018-01-13 10:01:11 AM  

Type random string here: doosh: [img.fark.net image 850x637]
Always wanted to go visit this remote area in Cali. Supposedly a biatch to get to.

Weren't those shown to be actually moved by water?


Yes they were sort of. Thin sheets of ice form. Then as they melt and break up the large sheets are moved around by light winds and moving water and in turn they push rocks around.
 
2018-01-13 10:26:27 AM  

I Ate Shergar: New Hampshire's Mount Washington holds the record for fastest wind speed on U.S. soil - 231 mph.

Amazingly, a guy who got caught in it lived to tell the tale. Bill Bryson describes it thusly:

On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, Salvatore Pagliuca, a meteorologist at the summit weather observatory on Mount Washington, had an experience no one else has had before or since.
Mount Washington sometimes gets a little gusty, to put it mildly, and this was a particularly breezy day. In the previous twenty-four hours the wind speed had not fallen below 107 miles an hour, and often gusted much higher. When it came time for Pagliuca to take the afternoon readings, the wind was so strong that he tied a rope around his waist and had two colleagues take hold of the other end. As it was, the men had difficulty just getting the weather station door open and needed all their strength to keep Pagliuca from becoming a kind of human kite. How he managed to reach his weather instruments and take readings is not known, nor are his words when he finally tumbled back in, though "Jeeeeeeeesus!" would seem an apt possibility.
What is certain is that Pagliuca had just experienced a surface wind speed of 231 miles an hour. Nothing approaching that velocity has ever been recorded elsewhere.


How did they know it was blowing that hard? What measuring tools would they have there that registered velocity that high?
 
2018-01-13 10:57:56 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


That's the point, and thank you for getting it.
 
2018-01-13 11:02:37 AM  

Type random string here: doosh: [img.fark.net image 850x637]
Always wanted to go visit this remote area in Cali. Supposedly a biatch to get to.

Weren't those shown to be actually moved by water?


Leprechauns
 
2018-01-13 11:06:01 AM  

arkansized: The anemometer at NWS station Miami broke during Hurricane Andrew at 211 MPH.


Broke? Didn't it end up Lake Okeechobee? I heard that it had been tested and calibrated at a University like MIT or Caltech in a supersonic wind chamber.

Andrew seemed to have had bit of a grudge. It seemed focused on the National Hurricane Center, took a detour after that in the direction of its director and then decided to say hello to the airbase that hosted the hurricane hunters for the USAF.
 
2018-01-13 11:09:29 AM  

I'm no expert but...: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

You forgot hurricanes, tornados and mountains that explode.


Historically, California hasn't gotten a lot of hurricanes or tornadoes.  With climate change though, I guess all bets are off the table.

And as far as I know our last mountain to explode was in 1917.  It was a pretty big deal at the time.

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2018-01-13 11:12:43 AM  

interstitialofficial: ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.

It's ok if you're rich. The poor are stuck here. Socal is like a foreign country. The service sector makes France look like deferential, bowing and scraping castle servants. Your food order WILL be wrong. The people serving it WILL be gross. Your mail WILL be delivered to the wrong address. You WILL frequently get other people's mail. Your taco meat WILL have a little rock in it that'll crack your tooth. The dust WILL give you lung disease. The motor cycles zipping between cars... well that part's kinda neat. You WILL have a scary encounter with coyotes if you decide you like walks at 2 am. You MUST study the expiration dates when ever you go grocery shopping. Should ANYTHING say 1987? OTOH, there's no water shortage. They water the grass every night all night everywhere.

And so on and so forth.


You just described Phoenix, AZ, and all of West Texas... so basically, anywhere that there is an uneducated majority immigrant population who have poor nutrition and health in general because they're poor? Sounds like how one might have described the Irish here almost 200 years ago.
 
2018-01-13 11:47:34 AM  

madgonad: How did they know it was blowing that hard? What measuring tools would they have there that registered velocity that high?


If only there was some sort of free website with the info and another that could let you find it, eh.

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2018-01-13 11:50:58 AM  

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*pats Sierra Nevada on head*

"That's cute, kid."


exactly
 
2018-01-13 12:13:05 PM  
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for further comparison
 
2018-01-13 12:21:18 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Earthquakes, major forest fires, mudslides, drought, ridiculous cost of living, and 100+ mph winds? People talk a lot of shiat about other states, but why the fark anyone would want to live there is beyond me.


They like biatching.
 
2018-01-13 02:55:59 PM  
Wife and I got caught in Dominican Republic during hurricane Maria. Luckily, the winds dropped down to 110 mph, but they still did plenty of damage. I can't even imagine what 199 mph winds are like. 140 mph winds are what devastated Puerto Rico.
 
2018-01-13 03:05:09 PM  
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/clicky-poppy
 
2018-01-13 03:31:09 PM  
With all the negatives that living in California has to offer, at least there's recreational weed.
 
2018-01-13 09:46:17 PM  
Mammoth might have something to say about this record. Am adding possible wind storm to my list of things to look for when buying a mountain cabin.
 
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