Friday, 27 June 2014

Extreme weather museum opens

A museum providing insights into the notoriously severe weather experienced on the 6288ft summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire has just opened after a major re-vamp. It was there that the world’s highest wind observed by man speed was recorded in 1934 (a higher speed has since been recorded remotely). The anemometer used to measure that blast is among the exhibits at Extreme Mount Washington. Visitors can learn how rime ice forms and use simulator which allows them to “drive” a snowcat up a road to the summit. In favourable weather – generally May to October – you can drive, hike or take the cog railway to the top.

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