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Today's Weather atop Mount Washington

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Always be prepared to make your own assessment of travel and weather conditions. This outlook is one tool to help you plan a safe trip. Always travel with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:59 AM
Flood Watch for neighboring ravines/notches until Thu PM...
Conditions at 4:59 AM

Weather: Freezing Rain, Snow, and Fog

Temperature: 30°F

Wind: E 40 mph

Visibility: 100 feet

Relative Humidity: 100%

Station Pressure: 23.84" rising

Ground Conditions: Icy Rocks w/ an inch of slushy snow

24 Hour Statistics

Maximum Temperature: 33°F

Minimum Temperature: 25°F

Peak Wind Gust: E 40 mph

Average Wind Speed: 24.2 mph

Liquid Precipitation: 0.48"

Snowfall: 2.4"

Almanac Data

Record High: 55°F (1979)

Record Low: 1°F (1940)

Average Daily Temperature: 28°F

Average Monthly Melted Precipitation: 7.66

Average Monthly Snowfall: 13.80

Total Snowfall So Far This Month: 3.3"

Average Monthly Winds: 34.1

Sunrise: 7:03

Sunset: 5:55

Forecast Discussion

Low pressure south of Long Island will intensify as it moves slowly northeast today, with a strengthening onshore flow pushing copious amounts of moisture into New England. Strengthening easterly winds will allow the higher summits to finally break above the freezing mark, with morning mixed precipitation changing over to all rain. As the low moves into the Gulf of Maine this evening rain will pick up in intensity, with heavy rain possible over the course of the night and into Thursday. Flooding remains a concern for the neighboring ravines and tributaries due to the extended nature of this storm and the heavy rainfall expected over the next few days. The heavier precipitation should come to an end Thursday evening, with lighter rain showers continuing into Friday as the low pressure slowly pulls away into the Canadian Maritimes.

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