Ouch! The dangers of reporting in a windstorm

Credit: Steve Pierce

Anemometer showing a 100.9 mph wind gust at Crown Point, January 7, 2010.

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by Aaron Weiss

kgw.com

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 7 at 4:35 PM

Crown Point

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While reporting on high winds at Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, KGW's Keely Chalmers learns the hard way why you shouldn't tape a "standup" at the top of the stairs.

Viewer Steve Pierce sent us a photo of his anemometer registering a 100.9 mph wind gust. Combined with the 35 degree air temperature, that makes for a wind chill of -10 degrees.

The fall looks worse than it was -- Keely escaped with a scrape on the chin. She got back up and taped the standup... while kneeling.

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