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Look What the Wind Blew In


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.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft, and it is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. — HT: National Calendar

While the rest of the United States celebrates April 12thas National Big Wind Day, here in Wyoming, we celebrate it just about every day of the year.  Whether you like it, loathe it, or somewhere in between, wind is just part and parcel of living in this beautiful state.

Having said that, the wind can create problems on a number of fronts both for the buyer and the seller.  A buyer may want to know which direction a house faces so they can have their preference in getting a cross-breeze through their new home.  It is important that the realtor have a good idea no matter which neighborhood you may find yourself.

For the seller, when it comes time to sell your home, wind might have created some problems that are an easy fix. Clean out the gutters from the leaves and trash that the wind blew in.  During the winter selling months, make sure that you have taken time to shovel the right areas of your drive and walkways so as not to create any undue hazards. If the wind has been really vicious, you may want to consider doing some tree trimming or collecting any trash that will make your yard unsightly.

When you are ready to buy or sell, give us a call at 307-635-0303 and we will be happy to help you with the next stage of life’s journey.

Enjoying the windy state,

Mark Escalera, MRP – Cheyenne Realtor


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2 Responses to “Look What the Wind Blew In”

  • Hi! Great article and photo. I’m licensed and capable to fly drones in winds up to 20mph. So if you need aerial photos or video, don’t let a little breeze stop you from contacting me. 🙂 Thank you!!

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