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

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???



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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