"If You Feel Yourself Starting to Blow Away, Grab Onto One of Your Friends." Those were the wise words in the announcement that was made at Luke's school before lunch recess. I think lunch recess may have been around the time of the peak gust recorded by NREL for the last 24 hours. That would be 77.9 mph at 11:08 am.
I was holding onto a Target shopping cart around that time and hoping not to careen into a parked car. Dave's building had a power outage and was running on the generator. I'm not a big fan of wind, so I was pretty glad I didn't ride my bike to work today.
Charts and graphs courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Labs Wind Technology Center.