80 Years of Climatology at the Top of New England

2016-11-29 13:36:27.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist


With over 80 years of history in weather observation at the summit, the Mount Washington Observatory has not only provided valuable real-time data for weather prediction and forecasting, but also provides an important record of the longer term climate of this very unique place. I’m happy to announce our 80 year annual temperature record, from 1935-2015, is now available for public view here on our website!

Our main goals with making this information public is to hopefully get people more engaged with our weather data, and instill more interest in meteorology, climatology and the natural sciences in general. In the future we are also hoping to use this and other data for our distance learning, connecting with classrooms and teaching the next generation about the importance of our weather observations in the short and long term.

This record is a testament to the diligence and perseverance of the observatory crew through 80 years of witnessing and recording some of the most incredible weather on earth. Besides our dedicated staff, none of our work would be possible without the support of many generous people through the years. Thank you for your support and here’s to many more years to come!


Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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