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What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? #5280062 11/28/19 10:49 PM
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What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? Sustained, not intermittent gusts. What vehicle were you in?

Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280064 11/28/19 10:53 PM
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Not sure. Next time on the freeway I’ll lick my finger and stick it out the window and guess. Probably 70-75 mph wind?


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280068 11/28/19 11:04 PM
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I can't remember exactly, but the wind caused me to make unexpected lane changes in my '84 Corolla. It was quite a bit of fun trying the get the thing between the lines. The only things on the freeway that were going the speed limit were heavy pickups, poor truckers were 25-30 mph, felt bad for them.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280072 11/28/19 11:22 PM
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Lived in Casper Wyoming as a kid. Going to Cody,WY and saw wind knock over a train. Dad figured winds blowing in excess of 80mph.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280079 11/28/19 11:47 PM
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Was riding my 550 Yamaha Seca directly west into at least a 60 mph hour Chinook wind, so with my road speed it was like a 120 mph wind. I turned it around and headed east. It was dead calm on my bike at 60 mph. Very strange feeling.

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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280092 11/29/19 12:23 AM
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If I had to hazard a guess it would be 50-60 MPH winds. The gusts were 75-80MPH.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280107 11/29/19 02:15 AM
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50-55 mph winds...driving a 99 accord , was pushing the car sideways at times but doing better than some of the others out there

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Driving my Kombi down the west coast, the steering wheel spokes were at 12 and 6 o'clock all the way.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280122 11/29/19 04:38 AM
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I believe it was about 45-50 mph consistently from NY to NC on our way to FL. We stopped overnight in NC and I was white knuckled & exhausted.

2 weeks later on the return trip, we drove 10 hours(should have taken 8) in a torrential downpour of rain into SC and again spent the night.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280123 11/29/19 04:46 AM
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Sustained, pfft..who knows. But driving across a bridge in the Columbia River Gorge near where i live on a stormy/windy day, you can easily see hurricane force gusts - that'll push the car for sure.. and that's why it's a hot spot for wind surfing. The Gorge acts like a funnel between low pressure systems moving on shore and high pressure systems already in place on the east side of the Cascades. I've personally experienced gusts that challenge your balance.

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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5280126 11/29/19 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Sustained, pfft..who knows. But driving across a bridge in the Columbia River Gorge near where i live on a stormy/windy day, you can easily see hurricane force gusts - that'll push the car for sure.. and that's why it's a hot spot for wind surfing.




That can be a real bear to drive. I’ve been there. Bridge of The Gods and driving the 84 when it was gusty. Add some ice on the road and it’s treacherous.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: PimTac] #5280130 11/29/19 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Sustained, pfft..who knows. But driving across a bridge in the Columbia River Gorge near where i live on a stormy/windy day, you can easily see hurricane force gusts - that'll push the car for sure.. and that's why it's a hot spot for wind surfing.




That can be a real bear to drive. I’ve been there. Bridge of The Gods and driving the 84 when it was gusty. Add some ice on the road and it’s treacherous.

Truth...I won't even bother with 84 if there's a snow/ice event. I'll just delay my trip, I've got family in Pendleton I visit. To be blunt, it's too [censored] scary. The Washington side (I-14) is even worse with it's twisty turns. You gotta be off your rocker to drive that during a snow/ice event. Going east on that road, you've got +1k ft drop offs at points with nothing but a flimsy guardrail between you and the valley floor. There are parts like that on 84 coming west. Not uncommon to see rigs and cars slide into the guardrails in the winter there. Talk about a rodeo..Yee haw! 😂

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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
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Sustained, pfft..who knows. But driving across a bridge in the Columbia River Gorge near where i live on a stormy/windy day, you can easily see hurricane force gusts - that'll push the car for sure.. and that's why it's a hot spot for wind surfing.




That can be a real bear to drive. I’ve been there. Bridge of The Gods and driving the 84 when it was gusty. Add some ice on the road and it’s treacherous.

Truth...I won't even bother with 84 if there's a snow/ice event. I'll just delay my trip, I've got family in Pendleton I visit. To be blunt, it's too [censored] scary. The Washington side (I-14) is even worse with it's twisty turns. You gotta be off your rocker to drive that during a snow/ice event. Going east on that road, you've got +1k ft drop offs at points with nothing but a flimsy guardrail between you and the valley floor. There are parts like that on 84 coming west. Not uncommon to see rigs and cars slide into the guardrails in the winter there. Talk about a rodeo..Yee haw! 😂





I wouldn’t drive it either if it was icy. Another bad spot is Deadman’s Pass between Pendleton and LaGrande. It doesn’t have to be windy either.


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Re: What the highest sustained winds you have driven in? [Re: gfh77665] #5280151 11/29/19 06:26 AM
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Not sure but the winds were high enough for me to have heard an occasional whistle in my pickup.


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