Where is the windiest place on Earth's surface?

   The strongest wind measured on the surface of the world was at the observatory atop Mount Washington, New Hampshire (elevation 6,288 feet—1,916 m), in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. In April 1934, the wind was measured at 188 miles (302 km) per hour; one gust reached 231 miles (378 km) per hour.
   Three storm tracks converge at the top of Mount Washington, creating a hostile environment. The wind (yearly average 35.3 miles per hour) combines with extremely low temperatures (yearly average 26.5° Fahrenheit, lowest recorded -45.6° Fahrenheit), snow (yearly average 21 feet), and/or fog to cut visibility to as low as 2 feet. The Northeast's highest peak, Mount Washington is often called "Home of the World's Worst Weather."
   A close second in wind power is the interior of Antarc­tica, where winds as high as 200 miles (322 km) per hour have been recorded.