April Marks National Big Wind Day
There’s really no shortage of “national” days designed to celebrate everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. While “Earth Day” is associated with April, and observed on April 22, did you know that this month, specifically April 12th, also marks “National Big Wind Day?
What exactly is National Big Wind Day?
According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “Observed each year in the United States on April 12th, National Big Wind Day commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at 231 miles per hour.”
We don’t even want to imagine the kind of storm damage those wind gusts could bring.
So, how does one go about celebrating #NationalBigWindDay?
NationalDayCalendar.com offers some suggestions, like:
- Snap a windblown selfie
- Go fly a kite
- Keep hold of your hat while telling stories about windy days
In honor of National Big Wind Day, we suggest making sure you know how to contact SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield in the event that we encounter out of control wind gusts this spring season!