100 MPH and More!
2013-10-31 23:04:39.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
The wind is a-howlin’!
Just before I sat down to write these thoughts out, I ascended to our deck to take an hourly weather observation, and was met with a tremendous roar as I stepped outside. It’s a sound that I have become quite familiar with over my time here, but one that is generally absent for a large portion of the generally-calmer summer months.
The rush of adrenaline when one opens the deck door and steps into the darkness, with the deafening roar of the wind immediately taking hold, is a feeling that has gone unmatched over my entire life, and I am very much looking forward to this experience through the rest of the night! Winds have peaked at 92 mph so far, but we are expecting gusts well over 100 mph in the 4-7AM timeframe, which would give our shift the distinct honor of achieving the first 100+ mph gust of the 2013-2014 winter season!
As weather nerds, we can’t help but get greedy, though, and are fully expecting wind gusts over 110 mph, and maybe even in the realm of 120 mph!
We don’t ask for much!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist