Snow is possible tonight on 6,288′ Mt. Washington in New Hampshire tonight.
“A strong cold front will cross the White Mountains today, ushering in below freezing temperatures to start the month of September. The higher summits will remain mostly in the clouds over the next 48 hours, with any rain showers potentially mixing with snow before ending this evening. Wintry conditions will take hold above tree line overnight, with strong winds, fog, and below freezing temperatures likely resulting in significant rime ice accrual on the summit. Temperatures will struggle to rise out of the 20s Friday, with near-hurricane force winds keeping wind chills in the single digits. High pressure will become centered over the Northeast Friday night, with clearing conditions and temperatures returning back to near average in the 40s for Saturday.
Tom Padham — Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Updated at 4:12 AM on Thursday”
- Mt Washington Obeservatory, today
MT WASHINGTON INFO:
Mount Washington, called Agiocochook by some Native American tribes, is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.
The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 miles per hour (372 km/h) at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone.
The mountain is located in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, in the township of Sargent’s Purchase, Coös County, New Hampshire. While nearly the whole mountain is in the White Mountain National Forest, an area of 60.3 acres (24.4 ha) surrounding and including the summit is occupied by Mount Washington State Park.
The Mount Washington Cog Railway ascends the western slope of the mountain, and the Mount Washington Auto Road climbs to the summit from the east. The mountain is popular with hikers (the Appalachian Trail crosses the summit). Other common activities include glider flying, and annual cycle and running races such as the Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb and Road Race.