The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was 231 miles per hour.

It was recorded at Mount Washington, New Hampshire. But that was a very unusual reading, and winds even half that high are rare everywhere in the United Stated, but not in one place in Antarctica.

In Commonwealth Bay, along the coast of Antarctica, winds sometimes reach speeds of 200 miles per hour. This is the windiest spot on earth!

Could you imagine how cold it would feel in winds blowing 200 miles per hour? In winds of just 50 miles per hour, a temperature of zero degrees would feel like minus 56 degrees.