AVERY COUNTY, N.C. — Sunday night’s high winds set a new record at the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain.
Around midnight, the weather station at the bridge recorded a three-second gust of 124 mph.
This blows away the record of 121.3 mph, which was set on Feb. 13.
There was a High Wind Warning in place at the time for much of western North Carolina.
Starting late Sunday evening, the mountain saw 16 consecutive hours of gusts higher than 100 mph.
Last night's high winds blew away Grandfather Mountain's previous wind speed record. Around midnight, Feb. 25, the park's #weather recording station at the #MileHighSwingingBridge registered a 3-second gust of 124 mph, beating previous record of 121.3 mph, recorded Feb. 13. pic.twitter.com/ri9HcmHr0z
— Grandfather Mountain (@GrandfatherMtn) February 25, 2019