Watch what hurricane force winds look like on top of Mount Washington

While the Boston area experienced its share of rain and wind on Sunday morning, it was nothing compared to what weather observer Adam Gill dealt with at the summit of Mount Washington.

Gill was shown in a video walking around on top of the famous peak in hurricane force winds. According to the Mount Washington Observatory (where Gill works), the peak wind gust at that point in the day was 101 mph.

The winds atop Mount Washington regularly reach hurricane force, and for several decades the New Hampshire observatory held the world record for strongest gust (231 mph in 1934).

Even during extreme conditions, the observatory’s crew regularly records weather data. The hourly routine stretches back to 1932.


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