Dear NFL The Lights Are Still On At The Mount Washington Observatory

2013-02-03 20:56:30.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer / Education Specialist


Dear NFL,

In light (punt intended) of your recent loss of power, we would like to offer the summit of Mount Washington’s Sherman Adams building as a location for next year’s Super Bowl XLVIII. Here on the summit, we not only receive grid power from the valley but can switch to generator backup with almost a seamless delay. With two large generators running on kerosene, the summit of Mount Washington rarely loses power. Not to mention that the Observatory has enough battery power to continue operations for eight hours. So, if you would like to contact us about our amazing ability to work in extreme weather or want more information on our operations, you can visit


The Mount Washington Observatory

P.S.- This comment was written and posted in less time then it took the power to be restored in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer / Education Specialist

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