Friday, 12 April 2013

Big wind Day - April 12

On  a cold morning back in April 1934 , 3 weather Surveyors at the Mt Washington observatory, New Hampshire, America, recorded the strongest  velocity of a  natural wind ever to be known on the planet Earth. Gusts reached speeds of  231 miles per hour and went down in the history books as The big Wind and is commemorated on this day every year.

Not to be confused with the Night of the Big Wind which was a hurricane which swept without warning across Ireland beginning in the afternoon of 6 January 1839, causing severe damage to property and several hundred deaths; 20% to 25% of houses in north Dublin were damaged or destroyed, and 42 ships were wrecked.The storm was tracked eastwards to the north of Ireland, bringing winds gusts of over 100 knots (185 km/h, 115 mph) to the south before moving across the north of England and onto the European continent where it eventually died out. At the time, it was the most damaging Irish storm for 300 years.



  Here's todays Card   xx

Items used
6'' Card blank
Bildmarna Minmosa Fruit Basket 
  Stamp
Green Pearls Embellishments
Green Card
Yellow core'odinations card
Embossing folder
Fancy Square Die
 Doily, paper flowers
Sentiment

Items Highlighted can be purchased from J and C Creations 

Tracey Anne ............

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