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130 mph Winds Recorded at Mount Washington Observatory

30 Oct 2017, 3:02 pm

The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire recorded 130 mph winds near the top of the tower early Monday morning.

Strong Winds Whip Around the Mt. Washington Observatory

130 mph winds recorded at the Mount Washington Observatory early this morning.

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, October 30, 2017

“Conditions were very wet so it was tough to get the camera to focus correctly,” the post said on Facebook.

Mount Washington Observatory weather observer and Education Specialist Tom Padham says that those strong of winds are pretty unusual for the area.

130 mph winds were recorded near the top of the Mount Washington Observatory tower in New Hampshire early this morning.

Posted by WeatherNation on Monday, October 30, 2017

Padham went on to say that they use specialized charts for backup to measure the strong winds. He says that if they expect winds to get near 140 mph, they activate the Barton Chart, which is said to be able to go up to 285 mph.

 

The last time they saw winds this strong was March of 2015, where winds were recorded at 138 mph.

Mount Washington is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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