Bob Selbrede, K6ZZ wrote:
> You bet. There are plenty of VERY windy areas in
> California. This area is just east of the Sierra Nevada
> mountains and is typically windy. We frequently have 30-50
> MPH winds but rarely anything over 70 MPH. The County
> however has decided to bump the Basic Wind Speed up from 80
> MPH to 100 MPH for this area.
And that bump corresponds to roughly a doubling of forces, so
essentially, what they're asking for is a 100% margin over expected loads.
I can easily believe 70-80 mi/hr winds
After all, some decades ago, someone soared a P-38 engine off in the
updraft from the Bishop rotor.
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