AVERY COUNTY, N.C. - 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.