Record Winds

Strongest Buffalo Winds

February 10, 2011 Updated Feb 10, 2011 at 8:57 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 10, 2011 Updated Feb 10, 2011 at 8:57 PM EDT

It's been a cold and windy stretch across Western New York. We've had wind-chill advisories with wind-chill reading 20 below zero at times. It's been cold, but during the Blizzard Of 77 the peak wind gust was 69mph and the wind chill was 60 degrees below zero,.
That got me thinking, what is the strongest wind ever recorded at the Buffalo Airport.
I checked in with the folks at the National Weather Service and here are the all-time numbers.
Speed/Direction/Date:
82 MPH SW FEB 16, 1967

81 MPH W AUG 24, 1972

79 MPH S JUN 7, 1980

75 MPH W DEC 28, 2008

74 MPH W APR 6, 1985

73 MPH SW NOV 12, 1992

72 MPH W MAR 10, 1986

72 MPH SW APR 30, 1984

71 MPH W AUG 15, 1965

71 MPH SW JAN 1, 1985

70 MPH SW JAN 26, 1965