Big Wind Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always April 12
We all get those occasional windy days when you need to put rocks in your pockets before going outside, so you don't blow away. Even without a hurricane or a tornado, it can get pretty windy anywhere on the planet. Windstorms display the awesome power of nature, They can be deadly, dangerous, damaging. It can leave you without power.
On the other side of the coin, wind can be our friend. It helps to cool us on a hot day. Sailors have used the power of the wind for thousands of years. Christopher Columbus would never had landed in America, without wind in his sails. Wind powered turbines are dotting the landscape all over the world, providing increasing amounts of clean electricity, to an energy hungry world.
For the good and the bad that wind does for and to us, it's only fitting, that we show our respect for the wind, by giving the wind it's own, very special day.
Big Wind Day commemorates the highest wind speed ever recorded on the planet. Can you guess where? No, it wasn't in the middle of a hurricane or a tornado.
On April 12, 1934, the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, recorded the highest surface wind ever measured, anywhere on earth. This big wind was officially recorded at 231 miles per hour. Imagine the difficulties of even making a recording under those conditions back then!
Will this record ever be broken? Perhaps, but until then, enjoy Big Wind Day.
Not the "Big Wind" you expected- - When talking to the family about documenting "Big Wind" day, family members teased "quick everyone, get out of the room!"
Origin of "Big Wind Day":
While we discovered why this day was created, we don't know who created it, or when. Perhaps, the records of it's creation are "Gone with the Wind".
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