We had a strong wind blow through a couple days ago. The various spring weather fronts have been active. No rain, just a long solid spell of wind. A lot of pine needles were knocked off the tree in the back yard.
I didn't get a MPH figure from the local weatherman, but I can report that for the first time in my experience down here, the morning after when I stepped out with the dogs, every last one of those needles was laid out on the ground parallel with all the others, a thousand rusty compasses pointing west to east.