Mt Washinton, New Hampshire. 6,288 feet high. One a clear day you can see as far as 130 miles to Maine, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Quebec, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Auto Road up to the top is a scary, but wicked fun and beautiful trip. Of course, if it's a mountain, then people have to…
We hope everyone got through the Tropical Storm unscathed yesterday. We saw 30 to 50 mile per hour gusts in most parts of Maine and New Hampshire. The big winner though was the top of Mt Washington, where they set a new August wind speed record of 147 miles per hour!
Sure, we are in the Dog Days of summer. And yes, July in Portland was not just the hottest July ever, but the hottest MONTH ever. Despite all of that, believe it or not, there is still some snow on the ground in Northern New England.
We certainly had some wicked thunderstorms move through in the past 24 hours. Many lost power! It always looks pretty cool on top of Mt. Washington, but can you imagine watching a thunderstorm up there? The great folks at the Observatory caught a good strike on Thursday night.
Have you ever driven up Mt Washington? It's a beautiful drive--6288 feet up. If you've never done it, it's not too scary at all! Driving up usually takes about 30 minutes. BUT, if you're in a #199SubaruWRX STI with a specially fitted 600hp engine it's a lot shorter trip.