Towering over New Hampshire at a height of 6,288 feet, Mount Washington
is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. It has been ascended by countless hikers from all walks of life, including (for the first time ever) a paralyzed dog
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Mount Washington gust record gone with the wind. Mount Washington
had been the
home of the surface wind speed record since April
12, 1934 with a
231 miles per hour
wind; but during cyclone
(with only 10 minor injuries) on April 10, 1996, a wind gust of
408 km/h (253 mph) in Austrailia
was only just now noticed and confirmed by the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The Mount Washington Observatory has accepted the record in their offical
more personal blog posts they are a bit more skeptical
The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang posted a Farewell
to Mt. Washington's wind record
from two former employees of the
Observatory, lovingly referring to the record wind as "Gale." (And via Capital
It was a cold day
on Mount Washington in New Hampshire today, where the weather can really suck
. With a temperature of -37F and a peak wind gust of 117mph, it was cold enough
to turn boiling water to snow
(youtube). Also, previously
Living on top of Mt. Washington. 09:50 PM Thu Aug 18, 2005 EDT - ...
In the air this morning there was an undeniable chill and on the ground a touch of frost...Clear air pooling south from Canada opened views to the distant Adirondacks as well as deep into Quebec and all our surrounding states...just six week until snow can be expected.
Just a taste of this daily "blog" kept by observers living on the top of the tallest peak in the Northeast US.
Redux of a previous post,
but the blog is interesting enough to put it forth once again.
So how cold is it on New Hampshire's Mount Washington, where hurricane force winds blow 104 days out of the year? Really freaking cold.
The Observatory's website
is a great resource for weather-geeks, and the interns have their own blog.