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Wind history in Western New York

Wind history in Western New York
Posted at 8:09 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 20:09:34-05

On Wednesday, March 8th, the wind peaked at 66 miles per hour at the Buffalo Airport.

The strongest wind recorded in Erie County occurred in Hamburg. The wind in Hamburg topped out at 75 miles per hour.

To put that in perspective, a Category 1 hurricane has a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour.

The New York State Mesonet stations were able to record very strong wind gusts across Western New York.

Batavia topped out at 76 miles per hour, while Fredonia came in with a peak gust of 69 miles per hour. These winds caused a tremendous amount of damage across the region and left thousands without power.

The strongest wind ever recorded in March in Buffalo was 72 miles per hour. That gust occurred on March 10, 1986.

The highest wind gust ever recorded in Buffalo was 82 miles per hour on February 16. 1967.

Here’s a list of the Record Highest Wind Gusts in Buffalo:

  • January 1, 1985 -- 71 mph
  • February 16, 1967 -- 82 mph
  • March 10, 1986 -- 72 mph
  • April 6, 1985 -- 74 mph
  • May 17, 1974 -- 65 mph
  • June 7, 1980 -- 79 mph
  • July 14, 2016 -- 62 mph
  • August 24, 1972 -- 81 mph
  • September 29, 1987 -- 62 mph
  • October, 25, 2001 -- 71 mph
  • November 12, 1992 -- 73 mph
  • December 28. 2008 -- 75 mph