Advertisement

Weather observer braves frigid 100 mph wind for 'fun'

November 10, 2017 03:52 PM

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Weather observers stationed atop the highest peak in the Northeast are having some fun with a blast of cold wind.

Winds gusted to over 100 mph (160 kph), temperatures got down to below zero and the wind chill hit minus-40 on Friday at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, site of some of the world's worst recorded weather.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The frigid conditions didn't stop the observatory's Tom Padham from battling the whipping winds. In a video post on the observatory's Facebook page, Padham is seen strapping on a pair of goggles and heading outside for "a bit of fun" — struggling to stand against the wind.

It feels like January across the upper Midwest and Northeast. The National Weather Service says high temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees below average and numerous freeze warnings are in effect.

___

This story has been corrected to show the wind chill, not the temperature, was minus-40.

Credits

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement
Relay Media Amp
Advertisement
Advertisement
Moriah Formica performs at sold-out show after leaving The Voice

Police: 8-year-old steers, crashes car; man charged

Earlier openings, online shopping thin out Black Friday shoppers

Black Friday is now kind of a gray area

Retailers work to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday

Advertisement