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MOUNTAIN REPORT

REMEMBER WINTER?

North Carolina's Grandfather Mountrain, famous
for its extreme weather, and an active member of
the NOAA Cooperative Observer Program since
1955, reported its strongest wind gust ever back
on February 13, with a three-second gust of 121.3
mph at around 4 a.m., breaking the December,
2012 record of 120.7.
Generally, temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees
cooler on Grandfather than on the lands below.
For current weather conditions on the
mountain and other information:
grandfather.com

The wind blew big across
the Mile High Bridge back in
February.

COUNTRY ROADS

Compiled by Cat Mccue

LESS W.V. LOGGING

F

orests in the Canaan Valley
National Wildlife Refuge targeted
for large-scale logging will be
spared after conservation groups and
citizens vigorously opposed plans to fell
trees across one-fifth of the 16,653-acre
refuge to increase habitat for certain
wildlife species. The logging would have
occurred every 40 years. The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, which manages the
land, will instead cut a limited number
of trees to establish experimental habitat
plots of young forests for species such as
American woodcock. Conservationists
were concerned the logging would
harm a variety of other species who
prefer intact forest ecosystems. The
refuge's forests, wetlands and highelevation grasslands harbor some 580
plant species and 288 animal species.
friendsofblackwater.org

GERRI WILSON/USFWS VOLUNTEER

The Canaan Valley of West Virginia
is home to some 580 plant species.

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