Atop Mt. Washington right now, wind gusts have been clocked at more than 109mph – on par with a small-force tornado or a Category 2 hurricane, and enough to literally carry a person through the air.
Don’t believe me? Just watch.
The outrageous dudes out there brave enough to explore the gusty conditions are weather observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham.
Weather Observers Mike Dorfman and Tom Padham took a brief break this morning to enjoy the windy and wintry conditions on the observation deck. Winds so far have topped out at 109 mph, with gusts near the century mark expected through this afternoon.
I guess you could say they’re just doing their job?
Hard pass on visiting the observatory in New Hampshire for me today. Seventy and sunny, though, and it’s a different conversation.