Now this is REAL cold

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I am surprised at that Steve- clearly just the lowest recorded temp as there has to be much colder/windier mountain tops around.

Here is a link to the Mt.Washington Wiki page (FWIW)- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire)

"On January 16, 2004, the summit weather observation registered a temperature of −43.6 °F (−42.0 °C) and sustained winds of 87.5 mph (140.8 km/h), resulting in a wind chill value of −102.59 °F (−74.77 °C) at the mountain.[15] During a 71-hour stretch from around 3 p.m. on January 13 to around 2 p.m. on January 16, 2004, the wind chill on the summit never went above −50 °F (−46 °C).[15] Snow has been recorded at the summit in every month of the year, with snowfall averaging 311 inches (7.9 m) per year. Temperatures above 72 °F (22 °C) at the summit have never been recorded."

Hiked there in August about 20 years ago and it was 38 and snowing in the morning and hot as hell in the afternoon. Right in New Hampshire too. Dont have to go far to freeze your ass off.
 
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