A Cool And Foggy Race Day
2014-08-16 18:33:23.000 – Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
First Place at todays MWAR Bicycle Hillclimb
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb took place this morning. As the competitors arrived on the summit, they were greeted with temperatures in the upper 30s (F or around 4C) and winds around 30 mph (around 48 Km/hr) which meant on bare skin, it felt more like 25-30F (or 0 to 4C below zero). I’m sure the competitors felt this a bit but with muscles straining and adrenaline up, it probably wasn’t nearly as noticeable as it was to the spectators waiting around the summit. In addition to the cool weather, summit fog and some light drizzle made for limited visibilities and a moist race day. It was far from ideal but in my years working here, it was far from the worst race day I have seen. Despite the less than superb conditions though, finishers and parties at the top typically all seemed in good spirits. So, congratulations to all those that competed this year. Lastly, if you are interested in the 2014 results, they are now available HERE.
Ryan Knapp, Weather Observer/Meteorologist