Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wind Sledding

The big spring storm in New England this week has caused some hardship at the Mt. Washington Observatory, the manned weather station on top of the Northeast's highest peak. Winds gusted to 156 mph on Monday, 73 years and 4 days after the observatory documented the highest wind speed ever recorded: 231 mph. This week's storm is particularly damaging because the winds are out of the east and the buildings on top of Mt. Washington are hardened against the prevailing northwest winds. But the residents of this outpost are used to severe weather—they even know how to have a good time with it. Hence, the following Stupid Human Tricks video.

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