Record breaking wind speed set at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

On Grandfather Mountain, breaking records is a breeze.

Around 4 a.m. on Feb. 13, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 121.3 miles per hour.

This beats the mountain’s previous record of 120.7 mph, recorded Dec. 21, 2012. 

In comparison, Mt. Mitchell recorded a gust of 77.6 mph during the same timeframe, according to data from the N.C. Climate Office.