The storm on Sunday night could have been the biggest windstorm on Mount Washington, NH in 10 years, explains meteorologist Chris Tomer.
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Peak gust was clocked at 144mph and sustained at 115mph, and peak gusts were forecast to potentially reach 165mph. Based on gusts alone, that makes it a CAT-4 and 5 hurricane and based on sustained it’s CAT-3.
Mount Washington is no stranger to extreme weather, although this latest storm is some way off the record wind of 231mph, recorded in 1934.