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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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,
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. It serves this mission by maintaining a weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, performing weather and climate research, conducting innovative science education programs, and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Our weather station is located on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, at Mount Washington State Park.