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A while back, a reader in Hamilton asked for the highest wind speed ever recorded in Baltimore. The National Weather Service never got me the answer. So Sun librarian Paul McCardell pulled some clips. Gusts at Friendship Airport (now BWI) reached 84 mph during Hurricane Hazel in October 1954. Winds were clocked at 90 mph June 29, 1980, at Dundalk Marine Terminal, when they toppled an 800-ton container crane. Maybe not the highest winds ever here, but serious contenders.

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