March 8-10, 2019

Mount Washington Observatory – Weather from the Summit

Backcountry Skiing Weather straight from the Summit!

What's one of the first websites you visit in the morning? If you're like many outdoor enthusiasts in the Northeast (and around the world), it's probably the Mount Washington Observatory.

Founded in 1932, the Observatory operates the famous weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, taking hourly weather observations and maintaining one of North America's longest continuous climate records.

Given its unique location in one of Earth's most extreme environments, the Observatory utilizes its natural laboratory as a benchmark research station, collaborating with universities, government agencies, and private companies on many types of severe weather research and testing.

The Observatory has also emerged as a world resource for weather and climate education, operating classroom and distance learning programs, educational trips to its mountaintop weather station, and two unique museums: The Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH, and the Mount Washington Museum on the summit of Mount Washington.

The "Obs" is bringing the weather straight to the 2017 Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival on Saturday, March 11th. Check out this schedule for the vendor camp at Ragged Mountain Equipment:

  • 7:30am - 10:30am, Brian Fitzgerald (Director of Education)
  • 9am, live feed to summit w/ Mike Carmon (Meteorologist/Education Specialist) ***
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm, Tom Padham (Meteorologist/Shift Leader)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Ben Brownell (Observer Intern)
  • 5pm, live feed to summit w/ Mike Carmon (Meteorologist/Education Specialist) ***

The Observatory is also donating a Seek the Peak backpack, family membership, and a Seek the Peak t-shirt for the auction and raffle. So, don't stare at the weather app on your phone on Saturday at the festival, just stop by the Obervatory's table and get your weather info straight from the source.

***Internet bandwidth dependent.

-23F and winds gusting close to 90MPH!

Want to talk to the Obs crew or win some Obs gear?

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