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Today's Weather atop Mount Washington

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Always be prepared to make your own assessment of travel and weather conditions. This outlook is one tool to help you plan a safe trip. Always travel with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4:34 AM
Conditions at 4:34 AM

Weather: Fog, Blowing Snow

Temperature: 13°F

Wind: N 70 mph

Visibility: 50 feet

Relative Humidity: 100%

Station Pressure: 23.30" rising slowly

Ground Conditions: 4" snow/ice/rime w/ deeper patches

24 Hour Statistics

Maximum Temperature: 32°F

Minimum Temperature: 15°F

Peak Wind Gust: N 97 mph

Average Wind Speed: 46.7 mph

Liquid Precipitation: 0.93"

Snowfall: 5.2"

Almanac Data

Record High: 55°F (2001)

Record Low: 0°F (1965)

Average Daily Temperature: 26°F

Average Monthly Melted Precipitation: 8.43

Average Monthly Snowfall: 42.70

Total Snowfall So Far This Month: 19.8"

Average Monthly Winds: 34.8

Sunrise: 5:42

Sunset: 7:46

Forecast Discussion

Lingering low-level moisture on the backside of a departing low will allow for continued summit fog today a few additional light snow showers may fall on the summits. As the low departs today, it will deepen generating a tight pressure gradient that will bring about high winds from the summits to the valley floors; with summits seeing gusts reaching over 100 mph and valleys seeing gusts possibly seeing gusts as high as 50 mph. As the low departs overnight, a ridge of high pressure will build in allowing for skis to clear and winds to gradually decrease. Friday the high crests in allowing for fair conditions as temperatures moderate, winds continue to decrease, and skies remain generally sunny. Possible new snowfall today will be a trace to 2 inches.

Ryan Knapp
Staff Meteorologist
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