Saturday, January 6, 2018

It's Going to Be -100 Degrees on Mount Washington, New Hampshire, Tonight.

With wind chill taken into account.

That's nippy.

Temperatures atop the New Hampshire mountain, which is known for its bitterly cold temperatures and fierce winds, were forecast to sink below -20 degrees Friday, dropping to somewhere between -70 and -80 degrees after accounting for windchill. Overnight, air temperature is set to hit -40 degrees, with 100-miles-per-hour winds causing windchill to hit -100 degrees. 

But despite the punishing temperatures, at least three hearty weather observers, and a cat, will be stationed at the Mount Washington Observatory, recording information about air temperature, wind speed, visibility and cloud cover at the summit every hour — manually, since extreme cold destroys most automatic equipment.
Muh Truck!!  Do you get the impression that if given a gentle rap with a hammer, the whole thing would shatter?


  1. Forecast is for a high of +56F at the White Wolf Mine today. And at the risk of sounding like a smug SOB, it's why I selected the Arizona highlands in lieu of more northern latitudes. It's in the "Goldilocks Zone" - not too cold in the winter and not too hot in the summer.