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Published on Feb 26, 2010
This video shows observer Brian Clark, with the help of fellow observers Ryan Knapp and Mike Finnegan, deicing the Observatory's anemometer in the top of the tower. Sustained wind speeds at the time the video was shot were exceeding 100 mph with wind gusts to about 125 mph. The winds are blowing from the East, a rather unusual direction for winds on Mount Washington and not a wind direction that the building was designed for. Thanks to our intern Nick Lovejoy for shooting the footage.
Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit, membership-supported research and educational institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth's weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been observing Mount Washington's incredible extremes, conducting scientific research, educating the public about the science of weather and climate and amassing one of North America's longest and most unique climate records. For weather reports, webcams, photos and more, visit MountWashington.org.