As you might imagine, Mount Washington's extreme conditions can do a number on equipment, and this incredible Nor'easter has temporarily knocked the summit offline. The crew continues to battle the conditions and take weather data, but the Internet connection is down for the time being.
So here's the latest... It's still snowing on the mountain, and they've picked up a total of 15" of snow from this never-ending storm. Down at the base of the Auto Road, there is as much as two feet of snow. Strangely, once you get down below Dana Place on Route 16, there is very little snow at all. Winds continue to be strong out of the east, hovering right around hurricane force. The big story is ice, ice, ice. Lots of glaze ice, and that may have led to some of the communications issues.