On this day, April 12, in 1934 the world wind speed record of 231mph (372kph) was set at the summit of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. The building at right was the original weather office. Notice the chains that go over the top of the building and then anchor into the ground. That's so the building doesn't topple over! I was on the summit of Mt. Washington in June 2008. You can find more of my pictures on my web album.
Here's an article about the peak wind on Mt Washington from the Unionleader.com. 75 years later, peak feels 'Big Wind's' impact