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Grandfather Mountain records 121 mph wind gusts

Hurricane season is five months away, but Grandfather Mountain has recorded winds that reached the equivalent of a Category 3 storm and set a record in the process

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane season is five months away, but Grandfather Mountain has recorded winds that reached the equivalent of a Category 3 storm and set a record in the process.

Mountain officials posted to social media that winds reached 121.3 mph (194 kilometers per hour) at approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday. The previous record of 120.7 mph (194 kilometers) was set on Dec. 21, 2012.

Officials said that at 7 a.m., wind gusts were reaching in excess of 100 mph (161 kilometers per hour).

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