Big Wind Day

Big Wind Day is observed next on Saturday, April 12th, 2025 (269 days from today).

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In the United States, April 12 is known as "High Wind Day". Historically, This Day commemorates April 12, 1934, the highest measurement of natural wind gusts observed at the planet's surface: 231 mph at Mount Washington Station.

Why High Wind Day?

On windy days, we all feel the need to pack pebbles in our bags when we go outdoors so we are not blown away. Windstorms represent the great power of nature; they can be fatal, dangerous, and destructive.

While gusts of that speed would be very strong for existing wind power equipment, it provides a great gateway and opportunity to talk about high winds and wind power.

The goal of the day is to make people aware of wind energy and its applications. The impact of wind energy and how it can transform the world is celebrated worldwide on this day through celebration.

It celebrates the largest natural wind ever recorded on the surface of the planet. Wind speeds of 231 mph were reported at the Mount Washington Laboratory on April 12, 1934.

This record has remained unbroken for generations. The researchers reunited at the station in 1984 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the record high winds.

Although we cannot actually see the wind, we can only see and feel its effects. Our activities would never be the same without the wind, from waving flags in the wind to listening to the rustle of plants to feeling its soothing effects on a scorching humid afternoon.

Air pollution is carried away by the wind from the surface. Sometimes, the wind can create large storms both at sea and on land.

Carbon-emitting energy sources to generate electricity will be a relic of the past as wind technology evolves and becomes cheaper. It will lead to a fresher and more exciting world.

History of High Wind Day

Mount Washington Station reported winds of 231 mph on April 12. High Wind Day celebrates the world's highest wind speeds.

This day is an American celebration on April 12 every year.

The founder or origin of this date has yet to be found for our research. However, the researchers found it had been observing the occasion for decades.

There is actually a lot of information to explain this event and why it is called National Day. Unfortunately, people have not found any government or Parliamentary documents for this date. Even if we do not, this is still a national holiday to celebrate. Have fun and be happy with that as well!

Interesting facts about High Wind Day

  • The fastest celestial winds in the Planetary System are Saturn and Neptune. Cold winds occur because the Sun's heat takes longer to reach the water than the ground, causing a difference in atmospheric pressure. Anemometers are used in order to monitor wind speed.
  • German physicist Albert Betz is the inventor of the technique for wind turbines.
  • It is estimated that by 2030, about 30 trillion water bottles will be saved in the United States. The world's largest wind turbine is located in Hawaii, USA.
  • Windmills were first introduced to the United States in the mid-1700s. In the colonies, turbines were a regular occurrence. Windmills were used to process corn and grain, while sawmills used them to chop wood.
  • Hurricanes and sea tornadoes are both incredibly destructive. Wind gusts can reach speeds of more than 155 miles per hour, while hurricanes can reach speeds of more than 350 miles per hour.
  • The first wind turbines were created in Persia and China. Former sailors used wind energy to travel to other locations while growers used it to pump water and thaw crops.

How to celebrate High Wind Day

Every national holiday should be celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm. There are several other ways you can enhance the celebration to make it even more remarkable.

  • Celebrate this day by increasing your knowledge by learning and reading more about wind, weather and atmosphere.
  • You can also meet your friends and family. You can have a storytelling game where people can tell their memorable stories about windy days.
  • Encourage people to know more about this and celebrate it by sharing your pictures and videos using hashtags like #nationalbigwindday #windblowssorrowaway. You can celebrate this day by listening to the sounds the wind makes from nature.


Big Wind Day has been observed annually on April 12th.


Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Friday, April 12th, 2024

Saturday, April 12th, 2025

Sunday, April 12th, 2026

Monday, April 12th, 2027

Also on Saturday, April 12th, 2025

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