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HISTORIC WINDS August 27, 2007

Posted by thenaturalist in Winds.

Hurricanes in 1938 and 1954 spread winds of up to 70 mph across Vermont, damaging homes statewide. A storm raced up the East Coast in November 1950, ripping apart some Vermont buildings, battering many homes, and tearing steeples off churches. Winds in much of the state exceeded 70 mph. In August 1983, a severe storm outbreak spawned a tornado in Colchester and spread destructive winds elsewhere, especially on Appletree Point in Burlington. On average, Vermont experiences a tornado every three years. National Weather Service meteorologists determined that winds gusted as high as 90 mph as the August 16, 2007 storms ripped through Grand Isle and Franklin counties.



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