Lee's Guide to Decoding METARS
Winds sustained at 43 knots and gusting to 58 knots is just a ho-hum "breeze" compared to the world-record setting 231 miles an hour clocked at the summit on April 12, 1934. Yes, Mount Washington is a windy place indeed.. In stark contrast to windy Mount Washington, a METAR entry of 00000KT represents a calm wind. Also, a brief word about variable winds is in order.