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September Newsletter: Big News for Education and Research

Glaze ice is shown on an Observatory wind sensor on Aug. 31, when the first snowflakes of the 2023/24 season were observed in the early morning hours. Dear Member, I’m writing to you at an exciting time with news about our work in education and research. New Educational Programs

August Newsletter: A Season of Weather Extremes

Sunrise on July 22, with Mount Adams and Mount Madison rising above the undercast. Dear Member, With summer in its last month on the meteorology calendar, our observers are working hard to track a season of weather extremes. June surpassed the Observatory’s snowfall record for that month, and

July Newsletter: Connecting Students with the Summit

Diapensia lapponica flowers in bloom near the summit on June 23. Dear Member, In the weeks before the 2022-23 school year came to a close, students from three schools in Coos County, NH visited Mount Washington. They witnessed 50-mile per hour winds, snow, record-breaking warmth, sub-freezing temperatures,

June Newsletter: Summit Opens After Winter’s Final Stand

The view of Pinkham Notch from Mount Washington on May 16 with leaf out visible at sunrise. Dear Member, Today, the summer season finally arrives with a clearing and warming trend for the holiday weekend. Our museum staff and volunteers are ready to host the season's first

May Newsletter: Plan Your Adventure

Observatory staff plow their way to the summit for shift change on Wed., April 26. The snowline currently begins around 4,500 feet in elevation.  Dear Member, The month of May marks a turn toward the warm part of the year. Average daily temperatures already have risen, though

April Newsletter: Big Wind Day Edition

Celebrating Big Wind Day  U.S. Weather Bureau Daily Map for April 12, 1934. Dear Member, Eighty-nine years ago today, Mount Washington Observatory, in its second year of existence, recorded a world-record wind speed of 231 miles per hour – a record that would stand for over 60 years.

April Newsletter: Learn about Aurora and Retrace Record Cold

Mount Jefferson, shortly after sunrise on March 5. Dear Member, After having run and hiked up Mount Washington numerous times, my first trip in the snowcat as a new Observatory staff member was an amazing experience. It was a gorgeous bluebird day with almost no wind, and

February Newsletter: A Storm for the Record Books

This Feb. 4 sunrise time lapse was captured not long after our weather observers measured an actual temperature of -47° F, matching the Observatory's record low set in 1934, despite wind chill values approaching -110°F. View video. Dear Member, The beginning of February was one for the record books,

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