Does anybody have a good reason why Mount Washington reports their actual station pressure to the public? Opposed to adjusting to sea level.
As a meteorologist knowing the actual pressure (typically 23-24 inches of mercury at MWO) is invaluable. It lets you know just where the summit sits in the atmosphere and vice versa.
Now, for the general public this is quite possibly the most useless piece of data. Mount Washington is probably only one of a handful of sites in the world that does not adjust to sea level.
One thing that might be cool is to convert their pressure into a physio-altitude. Which would show how high Mount Washington feels compared to the standard atmosphere. During strong storms the summit may have a physio-altitude over 7,000 feet...take that Mount Mitchell.
I'm not looking to stir any controversy, just a friendly debate.