Blaw, Wint’ry Winds Blaw!

Blaw your warst, ye rain and win’

CONCORD, N.H. – First the Old Man, now the Big Wind. New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has lost its distinction as the site of the fastest wind gust ever recorded on Earth, officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said Tuesday.

The concession came three days after the World Meteorological Organization posted a snippet on its Web site saying a panel of experts reviewing extreme weather and climate data turned up a 253 mph gust on Australia’s Barrow Island during Cyclone Olivia in 1996.

Come in frae the cauld blast, the drift, and the snaw ;
Come under my plaidie, and sit down beside me,
There’s room in’t, dear lassie, believe me, for twa.

(text mostly from here)

7 Responses to “Blaw, Wint’ry Winds Blaw!”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Dear God ~ don’t taunt Skyler so!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I shouldn’t dos it…but I does it!

  3. Dave E. says:

    We could still get the record back with the SOTU address tonight.

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    That poem sounds like the Scottish version of “Wanna see my etchings?”

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, DAMN, Dave! EXCELLENT.

    (Or “Have some madiera, m’dear?” from The Limeliters?)

  6. nightfly says:

    They figured this out fourteen years after the fact? Was this recorded or just extrapolated?

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    They got it from Wombat Ring Data, ‘Fly.

    Tricky reading, that.

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