The Notorious Weather of Mount Washington

Posted by on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mount Washington in New Hampshire is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States with a elevation of 1,917 metres.

The mountain is known for it's notorious weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a wind speed of 372 km/h at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone.

On January 16, 2004, the summit weather observation registered a temperature of -42.0°C and sustained winds of 140.8 km/h, resulting in a wind chill value of -74.77°C at the mountain.

The first regular meteorological observations on Mount Washington were conducted by the U.S. Signal Service. 



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