Came across this today :
CYYT 112029Z 23050G//KT 2SM -SN DRSN SQ OVC020 M05/M10 A2888 RMK SC8 CIG ESTD POWER FAILER WND ESTD SLP789
CYYT 112000Z 23049G//KT 15SM SQ BKN020 M05/M09 RMK SC6 CIG ESTD POWER OUT WND ESTD
CYYT 111907Z 26049G85KT 5SM -SN DRSN SQ OVC005 M05/M10 A2871 RMK SC8 PRESRR SLP730
CYYT 111900Z 26058G85KT 15SM SQ BKN020 M05/M10 A2869 RMK SC6 CIG ESTD PRESRR SLP724
CYYT 111800Z 24054G85KT 15SM SQ BKN020 M04/M10 A2850 RMK SC5 CIG ESTD PRESRR SLP660
But no hurricane, and no winter storm.
What are the strongest recorded winds at an airport (When it wasn't a tornado?)
Just check KOKC pretty much any day. It's always freaking windy. This past week the winds were 34 gusting to 46, and that's not relatively uncommon. There have been at least three airport advisories issued by the NWS for gusts exceeding 40kt since January.
I have no doubt that those winds are unusual for CYYT, but if we're talking about max recorded winds, that wouldn't hold a candle to some places. Apparently the highest recorded wind event not associated with a hurricane last year was in KTLH at 80kt, although apparently the highest gust ever recorded was 220kt on Barrow Island, Australia by an automated station during a tropical storm in 1996. Since that's just about faster than the theoretical top speed of a Bugatti Veyron, I'm thinking that I want no part of that!