Mount Washington Sets Wind Gust Record For The Season
It got pretty windy yesterday in many parts of northern New England. But in most places around here, it wasn't even close to as windy as it was at this spot.
According to WMUR, wind gusts reached a high of 133 mph at the summit of Mount Washington yesterday.
Can you imagine what it would be like to stand in winds like that? Well luckily for us, we don't have to do it ourselves to find out, because a brave Mount Washington Observatory intern agreed to go outside to show us.
You can watch the video below. The intern can barely stand up!
As intense as 133 mph sounds, it's not even close to a record. In 1934, a measurement of 231 mph was recorded at the summit. That stood as a world record until 1996, when gusts of 253 mph were recorded atop a mountain in Australia. Mount Washington still holds the record for wind speed in the Northern and Western Hemispheres.