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Old 09-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #773
MsLizVt
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Do you think they designed the thermometer that way on purpose?

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Originally Posted by Laconic View Post
I like how the Mt. Washington current summit conditions web page thermometer only goes up to 72. That's a real scorcher.

Current Summit Conditions



Laconic, hi!

Your comment rang a bell. The temperature at the top of Mount Washington has never been recorded above 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Can you imagine???

Brrrrrrrrrrr


Liz


Quote:
Mount Washington Wikipedia Page.

On January 16, 2004, the summit weather observation registered a temperature of −43.6 F (−42.0 C) and sustained winds of 87.5 mph (140.8 km/h), resulting in a wind chill value of −103 F (−75 C) at the mountain.[14] During a 71-hour stretch from around 3 p.m. on January 13 to around 2 p.m. on January 16, 2004, the wind chill on the summit never went above −50 F (−46 C).[14] Snowstorms at the summit are routine in every month of the year, with snowfall averaging 311 inches (7.9 m) per year. Temperatures above 72 F (22 C) at the summit have never been recorded.[15]
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