Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: World's Biggest Wind Gauge
In a region of powerful prairie winds, this photo op sculpture claims to be the biggest wind gauge, although it doesn't actually work.
World's Biggest Wind Gauge
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Lethbridge, Alberta is known for having a lot of wind. Located a few miles outside of the town in fact is a very large wind farm. According to the town's website, Lethbridge is also a place which experiences a "Chinook", which is a warm western wind which occurs during the winter.
For their centennial, the Royal Canadian Legion funded the erection of this giant wind gauge. The gauge sadly does not work, as the ball is welded to the ground (probably to hinder tourists from riding on it as if it were a tire swing). Still an impressive little local landmark.
[Todd Knaperek, 09/09/2010]
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