A Few Windy Days Ahead!
2014-03-27 00:01:09.000 – Mike Dorfman, Weather Observer
The higher summits are going to face strong winds in the coming days! With model numbers indicating sustained winds between 85 and 105 mph, gusts will be pushing well above the 100 mph mark! If you’re thinking about going anywhere near tree line, be sure to read our Higher Summits Outlook. Getting surprised in the backcountry by quickly accelerating winds can put you in a dangerous situation very quickly.
Although our monthly average wind is highest in January (averaging 46 mph), the temperatures in the springtime allow for some of the windiest storms of the year. Our previous world record of 231 mph was recorded on the summit in April of 1934, and the monthly record wind speeds for the summit in spring are some of the highest in the whole year.
Do you want the chance to experience winds like these in person? The Mount Washington Observatory has a few spots left on our last Day Trip of the season this Monday (March 31st), and if you hurry, you can still join in. Experience the thrill of a two-ton tracked vehicle ascending the Northeast’s tallest peak, feel the rush of hurricane-force winds and revel in the beauty of the alpine zone. Register now and join us for the adventure of a lifetime.
Mike Dorfman, Weather Observer