The Washington Post reports:
The wind chill at the summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington dropped to minus-108 degrees on Friday, marking what meteorologists and climate scientists say is probably the lowest recorded in the history of the United States at a time when the Northeast is getting battered with dangerously cold air.
Videos recorded by the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory show how the extreme cold and strong winds of more than 100 mph from the arctic air blast walloped the summit on Friday afternoon — and made the mountain with the tallest peak in the Northeast look like it’s not from Earth.
In fact, the eerie scene atop Mount Washington was slightly colder than the average temperature on Mars this week, according to NASA.
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The wind chill on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, dropped to minus 108 F on Friday.
That’s likely the lowest wind chill recorded in the U.S. since meteorologists began calculating wind chills, said climate scientist Brian Brettschneider. https://t.co/uJm60UqTLj
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 4, 2023
You would be warmer on Mars!https://t.co/LmuyZrYR8X
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 4, 2023
At 8 pm the temperature on the summit of Mount Washington NH was down to -46 F. The coldest temperature ever recorded at this station (-47 on January 29, 1934). Records at @MWObs go back to 1933. The 96 mph winds (gusts to 127 mph) are producing a wind chill of -108 F. pic.twitter.com/1IRsDufZkN
— NWS Eastern Region (@NWSEastern) February 4, 2023
Mount Washington summit looks like another planet. Set a new US record yesterday with a -108 F wind chill (125 mph winds) pic.twitter.com/8wTyWCq6Sr
— Stuckey (@Stuckey2) February 4, 2023