It's off the charts! An incredible wind storm is ongoing this morning on the summit, with a peak gust of 148 mph reaching the highest levels observed in over a decade!
According to Meteorologist James Brown from the National Weather Service, New England experienced a windy weekend.
He said gusts included a 56 mph recording in Meredith, New Hampshire, 53 mph at Matinicus off the Maine coast, and 51 mph in Bethel and Augusta, Maine.
But those pale in comparison to a peak gust of 148 mph atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. That’s the biggest wind recorded in over a decade at the Mount Washington Observatory. The last time the winds were higher than the 148 mph was in April of 2007 when they reached 156 mph.
What is the highest ever recorded atop Mount Washington? The observatory recorded a wind gust of 231 mph on April 12, 1934…which once held the world record.