Hurricane Gustav's record 212 mph wind gust
Hurricane season is of course over but I found this
blog entry pretty interesting weather wise.
As we look back at the weather events of 2008, perhaps the most impressive record set during the year occurred during Hurricane Gustav,
which pounded Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane in August. Gustav set a new world record for highest wind gust ever measured in a hurricane. As Gustav passed over the Paso Real de San Diego meteorological station in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, on the afternoon of August 30, 2008, a wind gust of 212 mph
(340 km/hr) was recorded.