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Mt Baker & 50 MPH Southeasterly Wind (MtBaker041205-16.jpg)

Mt Baker & 50 MPH Southeasterly Wind (MtBaker041205-16.jpg)

The wind speed estimate is based on comparisons of True Airspeed & GPS-generated
ground speeds when flying upwind and downwind while circling adjacent to Mt. Baker.
It is likely that local windspeeds over & around the summit here are significantly
greater, however, due to acceleration caused by terrain-related 'venturi' effects.
Overall, the wind is associated with an approaching storm front.

Canon PowerShot G6
1/1250s f/5.6 at 10.2mm full exif

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