From the ABC 7 Weather team

WJLA Severe Weather Special: WIND TUNNEL (VIDEO)

July 11, 2013 - 03:00 AM
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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to stand up against winds of over 100 mph? Meteorologist Adam Caskey got the chance to be the test subject at the University of Maryland wind tunnel.

 

In a previous blog, I showed you a unique facility in rural South Carolina (IBHS) that does various natural disaster testing including dramatic hail and wind tests.  For this story, I became the test subject in a wind tunnel and didn't even have to travel outside the beltway to do so.

The wind tunnel at the University of Maryland is typically used to test the aerodynamics of aircraft, automobiles, sails, and even speed skating uniforms. Though recently I had the opportunity to test my strength against 115 mph (category 3 hurricane) winds.  See the video of my flapping cheeks and spectacular hair do afterward, here:

 

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