84 Years Young!

2016-10-16 15:25:51.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist


Yesterday, 10/15/2016 was the 84th Anniversary of the founding of the Mount Washington Observatory. In celebration of 84 great years, we offered free tours of our legendary weather station, with a few hundred people able to enjoy the exceptional weather and learn about the important work we do atop Mount Washington. It was a great experience, and hopefully we shared our enthusiasm with the many visitors to the summit.

It’s amazing to be able to continue the work of the original founders of the observatory back in 1932: Alex McKenzie, Bob Monahan, Joe Dodge and Sal Pagliuca (pictured below, left to right). Without their hard work and dedication we wouldn’t have captured not only a world-record wind speed; but also the attention of millions of people who would come to recognize Mount Washington as a truly unique place.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, no matter how small the contribution we would not be able to continue our work in weather observation, education, outreach and research without your support. Here’s to many successful years to come! 


Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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